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DANE PATTERSON
AGAIN, AND AGAIN, AND AGAIN...
 
 
The Proposition
2 Extra Place
New York, NY 10003
 
Exhibition: NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 18
 
 
The Proposition is pleased to present the fourth solo show by Dane Patterson.
 
 
Dane Patterson, Untitled (Headpiece) 2011
 
Untitled (Headpiece) 2011, Graphite on Paper; 86 x 53 cm
 
 
Patterson’s recent work operates in the system of portraiture and still life, but to these genres he brings a practice deeply influenced by collage and digital manipulation. The result is a body of work that uses visual repetition to explore the representational impulse.
 
 
Dane Patterson, Extensions, Tubing, and Random Objects; and Extensions, Tubing, and Random Objects – Again with Adjustments, 2011
 
Extensions, Tubing, and Random Objects Extensions, Tubing, and Random Objects
2011, Graphite on Paper; 28 x 21 cm – Again with Adjustments
2011, Graphite on Paper; 28 X 21 cm
 
 
Patterson’s photorealistic graphite drawings, which have for a while now been his primary medium, require hours of careful and detailed rendering. His recent turn to repetition as content brings to my work a parallel, if somewhat muted, obsessive quality to the subject matter.
 
 
Dane Patterson, Jacket, Snare Drum, Bags, and Ritual Items; and Jacket, Snare Drum, Bags, and Ritual Items – Again with Adjustments, 2011
 
Jacket, Snare Drum, Bags, and Ritual Items Jacket, Snare Drum, Bags, and Ritual Items
2011, Graphite on Paper; 28 x 21 cm – Again with Adjustments
        2011, Graphite on Paper; 28 X 21 cm
 
 
This is born out in graphite portraits, such as Untitled (with Katie), where Patterson’s subject is covered in a variety of repeated images: magazine cutouts, photographs of hands, and an image of the actress Katie Holmes.
 
 
Dane Patterson, Untitled (With Katie), 2011
 
Untitled (With Katie), 2011
Graphite on Paper
16” x 10.5”
 
 
Likewise, his recent photographs, such as Re-read or Returned to (Book Piles), are repeating still lifes that appear to have been created and manipulated in Photoshop. They are, however 3rd or 4th generation images where sections of printed photographs of the still life have been put back in and photographed again. Through repetition, Patterson multiplies the levels of representation in these works, drawing and photographing images that surround us daily.
 
 
Dane Patterson, Reread or Returned To (Book Piles), 2011
 
Reread or Returned To (Book Piles)
2011, Graphite on Paper; 81 x 91 cm
 
 
 
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