Campbell Patterson

Year of residency: March - June 2015

Campbell Patterson was born in Portsmouth, England, and lives and works in Auckland. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland.

Patterson's practice is driven by every day experiences in the suburban environment and he uses a variety of mediums flexibly and interchangeably. He has a interest in observation and marking units and passage of time. 

His short videos and sculptural objects have been described as walking a fine line between stoic pragmatism and repetitive absurdity, and his paintings have been referred to as stemming from his conscious immersion in the mundane. In his video work he documents the use of his own body and its interactions with his immediate environment such as Holding my Mother (ongoing), where he does just that, for as long as he can.

Patterson exhibits regularly at Michael Lett and has been invited to participate in numerous group shows in the UK, Australia and New Zealand including the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane, 2009. Exhibitions include Nestbeschmutzer at Southard Reid Gallery, London, There’s a Hole in the Sky Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Reason and Rhyme at the Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, and at St Paul St Gallery, AUT, and Unnerved, The New Zealand Project, at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

He recently produced a book  and working on a set of oil paintings on canvase involving many layers of painting, and some new performance/video work.. 

Campbell Patterson moved into the residency on the 1st of March. The judges’ commented; “Campbell Patterson is an exciting multi-media artist whose originality brings a freshness to New Zealand art”.


Reviews
http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/apt/apt6/artists/campbell_patterson


Since the residency

Campbell Patterson post residency exhibition - Honky Tonkin' at Te Uru

28 November 2015 to 24 January 2016

This exhibition centrals around his investigations around various mediums of art-making and eventually reduced to one single item  - the pen, as the primary tool of this show.  


Click here for the review of the show by George Watson.  

Latest work

Updated January 2016


The artist's latest exhibition: Inhabiting Space, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, May-July 2016.


Articles and Reviews


Eyecontact: John Hurrell – 23 January, 2015

Thom and Barry at Te Uru

“In Te Uru's pairing of these artists' works there is a certain amount of interactive wit, because Barry's highly tactile drawings have a lot of spatial depth and Thom likes to push the opposite, emphasising with striations the flat planar surfaces of her compact, blocklike sculpture.”

Articles and Reviews


Eyecontact: John Hurrell – 23 January, 2015

Thom and Barry at Te Uru

“In Te Uru's pairing of these artists' works there is a certain amount of interactive wit, because Barry's highly tactile drawings have a lot of spatial depth and Thom likes to push the opposite, emphasising with striations the flat planar surfaces of her compact, blocklike sculpture.”

Represented by 

Michael Lett

 

Art work available for purchase


Untitled 1, 2015

graphite, ink, resin and sesame seeds on paper.

150 mm x 150 mm

$1,100 inclusive of GST

Untitled 2, 2015

graphite, ink, resin and sesame seeds on paper.

150 mm x 150 mm

$1,100 inclusive of GST

Untitled 3, 2015

ink, resin, sesame seeds and kitty litter on paper.

230 mm x 162 mm

$1,100 inclusive of GST

Untitled 4, 2015

ink, resin, sesame seeds and kitty litter on paper.

230 mm x 162 mm

$1,100 inclusive of GST

Untitled 5, 2015

ink, resin, sesame seeds and kitty litter on paper.

230 mm x 162 mm

$1,100 inclusive of GST


The works are available for viewing in the Meeting Room at Lopdell House.

For further information or to view please contact us:

Phone: +64 9 8176148
Email: mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz 

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