Artist Kenzee Patterson is inspired by suburbia and his new exhibition at Darren Knight Gallery, rta, (Return to Artist) reflects this influence.
The show includes several water colour depictions of the ubiquitous shopping centre. Although the subject is commonplace, the straight lines and bright hues make these paintings objects of sparse and lonely beauty.
The iconography of the outer edges continues with Patterson’s sculptures, as demonstrated by the twisted Return to Form, which takes harsh steel and transforms it into a mesmerising object of reverie.
Metal is a popular material for the artist. Pete, Dave, Ben and Sam, are anthropomorphic renditions of galvanised tin caps lit by LED. Outwardly each is as ordinary as their names, but a closer look reveals a unique complexity of form and texture.
Patterson’s conversions of the everyday into the intriguing suggest an artist of unique vision, ably reflected in this innovative collection. (LR)
Until Mar 8, Darren Knight Gallery, 840 Elizabeth St, Waterloo, free, darrenknightgallery.com