Patrick Vincent: Vanishing Islands
The New Gallery, Jan. 14-Feb. 8, 2019
exhibition essay by Laura Hutson Hunter
Place is defined as a physical environment, an indefinite region or expanse, or a distinct condition, position or state of mind.
Patrick Vincent uses print and print-based structures to explore myth and narrative in graphic traditions, mixing traditional and contemporary animal-human iconography to survey contemporary social and ecological issues.
The animal and human figures signify that we are at once a part of the natural world and apart from it, which necessitates a mediated experience for us to reimagine and question our role in the natural world.
VIncent engages print as both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works to magnify the immersive effect of the graphic image. His installations engage viewers and participants to negotiate surface and form through graphic media.
- Michael Dickins, Gallery Director