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The Canal Chapter presents 11, a solo exhibition by Pat Conlon
May 12th – May 26th
The Canal Chapter is proud to present 11, a solo exhibition of works by Patrick Conlon. Patrick Conlon was born on February 13, 1971. He deemed High School uneventful, other than surf trips and punk rock shows in New York City. Patrick Conlon migrated to the warmth of California to attend University of Southern California for his B. F. A. During this time Pat started an industry surf ‘zine that chronicled lifestyles, music, and trends in beach culture. This culture had a profound effect on what would become the basis of his art, the art making process and his understanding of the power of a “sticker”. In fact surf culture would have a stronger impact on him than art history. He started toying with the idea of “stickering” found objects to make them seem new, or his own all the while trying to avoid art history and seemingly leading itself to Duchamp or Rauschenberg.
It wasn’t until Pat moved back to New York City in the late 90’s and began to explore materials that his ideas of packaged slick and iconographic messaging began to evolve. His process is more from an advertising standpoint, in which he prints his pieces onto vinyl, much like the ad signage you’d see ratchet strapped to the side of a building. In a sense, he would be creating personal indoor advertising.
” I want my paintings to encompass the lifestyle of a surfer or musician, in the way that it’s adaptable, fun, creative, and it’s overall, searching for the next newest and coolest thing.”
Curated by 1134
Location:The Canal Chapter, 343 Canal Street
Time: 8-10 pm


conloin2.jpg
The Canal Chapter presents 11, a solo exhibition by Pat Conlon
May 12th – May 26th
The Canal Chapter is proud to present 11, a solo exhibition of works by Patrick Conlon. Patrick Conlon was born on February 13, 1971. He deemed High School uneventful, other than surf trips and punk rock shows in New York City. Patrick Conlon migrated to the warmth of California to attend University of Southern California for his B. F. A. During this time Pat started an industry surf ‘zine that chronicled lifestyles, music, and trends in beach culture. This culture had a profound effect on what would become the basis of his art, the art making process and his understanding of the power of a “sticker”. In fact surf culture would have a stronger impact on him than art history. He started toying with the idea of “stickering” found objects to make them seem new, or his own all the while trying to avoid art history and seemingly leading itself to Duchamp or Rauschenberg.
It wasn’t until Pat moved back to New York City in the late 90’s and began to explore materials that his ideas of packaged slick and iconographic messaging began to evolve. His process is more from an advertising standpoint, in which he prints his pieces onto vinyl, much like the ad signage you’d see ratchet strapped to the side of a building. In a sense, he would be creating personal indoor advertising.
” I want my paintings to encompass the lifestyle of a surfer or musician, in the way that it’s adaptable, fun, creative, and it’s overall, searching for the next newest and coolest thing.”
Curated by 1134
Location:The Canal Chapter, 343 Canal Street
Time: 8-10 pm