Patrick Berran - Artist Talk
Visiting artist in painting, Patrick Berran will be giving a free artist talk on his artwork and career on Thursday, June 6 at the Center for the Visual Arts at Kent State University. The talk is free and open to the public and will take place in room 165 from 6-7 p.m.
Patrick Berran is a visiting artist for this summer's Kent Blossom Art Intensives in painting. Visiting artists play a significant roll in these courses, offering unique perspectives and expertise in their field. Each visiting artist gives a public presentation on their work as a part of the Kent Blossom Art Lecture Series.
About the artist: Patrick Berran’s work plays upon the transformation of visual material through processes of painting, printing and transfer. His paintings on panel vibrate with a sense of controlled chaos: static held in the confines of careful construction. Pulled from loose, life sketches or photocopy-collage, Berran builds up the surface of his densely concentrated compositions through a series of layered ‘screens’ or visual masks. The result yields the potential of process to re-inscribe visual data as both dynamic and unwieldy, records of infinite flux. Patrick Berran lives and works in New York, NY. He received his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006. He has had solo exhibitions at HUNTER / WHITFIELD, London; White Columns, New York; and Chapter NY. His work has been included in group shows at Rod Bianco, Oslo; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York.