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Rod Patterson

TAKE THE ART TO THE PEOPLE

Rod has been sculpting for 25 years and has been focusing on the figure for the past 22 years. His favorite classic piece is the laocoon group by Aegesander, Athenodoris, and Polydoris. He has had works at the Willoughby towers gallery, the Grove street gallery, the around the coyote gallery, the frink-manheim gallery, and in several smaller group shows. He was a founding member of the bucktown/Holstein park artist fest, and participated in the earlier greening of wicker park festivals. His works are in private collections from Hermosa Beach in California, to LightHouse Point in Florida. 2 are on public display in Chicago. He gives a vibrant and dynamic presence to what he refers to as his "Mythofigurative sculptures" He has mastered a difficult art with flare and precision in his desire to capture "just one moment" of a figure in motion.

Now; for the open road:

I am delighted with the early responses to this initiative. While "on the road", I get a lot of waves, beeping, and thumbs up. Some folks grab for their cameras and snap photos of the truck and ISIS. Some stores, and gas stations empty as staff and customers gather around the truck asking about the work. Some folks flag me down and tell me that they love the work and the concept of taking it "on the road", and ask me about the story. I seem to get the most ebullient comments from women. Most folks don't get to enjoy good figurative art very often. They get up, go to work, gas up the car, and maybe they'll se a picture of a hamburger on an advertisement, so when I take ISIS out to them, I think they really like it.

 

 

View of ISIS mounted on the truck's campertop.

 

 

View of Osiris and Horus with ISIS mounted on truck.

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