03.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Pat Perry

Recent work from Detroit-based artist Pat Perry (previously featured here). Originally from Michigan, Perry has been spending time in Churchill, Manitoba working with the PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls program on a series of protest paintings based on the struggling small town, its connection to places like Michigan and the broader environmental crisis we’re all facing. As Perry writes in a passionate open letter for the project:

Following the decline of one economy, just like in Michigan, an idea takes hold in Churchill that tourism will now be the bedrock economy that will sustain the town. So then, a dozen artists are brought here to make the town their muse and to beautify it, but just before that happens, unprecedented flooding washes out the rail line, cutting the flow of goods, essentials, and seasonal visitors. Prices soar, and dogs begin starving. So what are the artists to do? Choice A: Paint jovial works that bring some brief yet genuine psychological respite to the village. Choice B: Cautiously bracket choice A, and instead tell the truth.

Read the full letter here and check out more images below!

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09.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Pat Perry

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More sketches and finished drawings by artist Pat Perry, originally from Michigan, now based in Detroit. More images below.

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15.12.14 by Jeff

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Beautiful drawings from the sketchbook of Michigan-based artist Pat Perry. More work below.

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14.08.13 by Jeff

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Sketchbook drawings by artist Pat Perry

Incredible sketchbook drawings by artist Pat Perry. It’s actually kinda demoralizing to know that some sketchbooks look like this. More images below!

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24.02.12 by Jeff

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Artist painter Pat Perry
Drawings and paintings by Pat Perry.

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