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Ian Patrick
updated: 07/11/2009
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Implied Consent I
Implied Consent II
Lucky
Fang
Lashes
False Bottom
Birthday Beard
Egg trap
Second honeymoon
Rocket Pop
 
Portfolio Keywords:  optical, psychological, figurative, gender/sexuality, erotic, kitsch, illustration, animals, pattern, feminist
 
 
Implied Consent I by Ian Patrick
Implied Consent I
gouache, colored pencil
2005/06
22" x  30" 
Implied Consent II by Ian Patrick
Implied Consent II
gouache, colored pencil
20005/06
22" x  30" 
Lucky by Ian Patrick
Lucky
gouache, colored pencil
2006
22" x  30" 
Fang by Ian Patrick
Fang
gouache, colored pencil
2005/06
24" x  36" 
Lashes by Ian Patrick
Lashes
gouache, colored pencil
2006
24" x  36" 
False Bottom by Ian Patrick
False Bottom
Oil on Canvas
2007
29" x  39"  x 1.5" 
Birthday Beard by Ian Patrick
Birthday Beard
Oil on Canvas
2007
36" x  48"  x 1.5" 
Egg trap by Ian Patrick
Egg trap
Oil on Canvas
2008
32" x  22"  x 1.5" 
Second honeymoon by Ian Patrick
Second honeymoon
Oil on Canvas
2008
36" x  48"  x 1.5" 
Rocket Pop by Ian Patrick
Rocket Pop
Oil on Canvas
2008
29" x  30" 

Artist Statement

My recent paintings and works on paper depict trysts and ambiguous scenarios involving human beings and animals. Hands, hair, snouts and limbs emerge from beneath swaths of rich fabric, implying activity occurring just out of view. As they tumble under the bedclothes, the tangled bodies merge into chimeric hybrids whose appearance evokes the silly, the sexual and predatory all at the same time.

This body of work began as an exploration of the role of deception in the construction of erotic spectacle. My graduate thesis exhibition quoted heavily from 18th century Japanese shunga prints and the mock-classical props and costumes of burlesque theater, two traditions that utilize trickery and disguise in the production of voyeuristic pleasure.

I began incorporating animal imagery into my work to mimic the use of puppetry in burlesque revue, particularly the parodies of classical tales like Leda and the Swan which frequently made their way into Vaudevillian striptease routines. Animal forms came to function as totemic expressions of gendered traits which could be extracted and re-assigned between subjects, with graceful haunches and fearsome antlers emerging unexpectedly throughout the composition. The result is a pantomime of dominant and submissive behavior in which power relationships are fluid and constantly up for grabs.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

1999 BFA, Rhode Island School of Design

2001 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2006 MFA, Univeristy of California, San Diego


Solo Exhibitions

2008 - Easter Theater, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles

2005 - Recent Work, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles


Selected group shows

2008 - Weighing and Wanting: Selections from the Collection,    MCASD, La Jolla

2006 - Summer Show, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles

2005 - Fresh, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

          Supersonic 2005, LA Design Center, Los Angeles

          Pulp, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles

          Now Happening, University Art Gallery, UCSD

          Pencil on Glass, Voz Alta Project, San Diego

2004 - Shift, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles

          Video Scoring (performance with Kelly Sears)

          Machine Project, Los Angeles

2002 - Domesticity - Marcuse Gallery, UCSD


Collections

UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego


Grants

2003 - Russel Foundation Grant, UCSD