Title: Collateral (from Trophy Daddy Boring Art)
Artist: Patrick O’Neill
Dates: April 7th – May 5th, 2018
Location: Cartems Donuterie (534 W Pender St)
Reception: April 7th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00pm
Patrick O’Neill is an uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish land who works in painting, drawing, video, and assemblage. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from UBC in 2016. His current body of work is concerned with exploring the self, the nature of thought, and how personal ideologies are formed. Within these cross sections, he looks for potential sites of resistance towards power structures that define the values, beliefs, and ideas with which we organize our everyday lives.
Statement for Collateral (from Trophy Daddy Boring Art):
Collateral is incidental damage. Collateral is peripheral trauma that is unintended but not entirely unforeseen. It is also a sense of lineage, of offshoot lines and loose relations. It is ideas born of previous ideas and beliefs inherited long ago from elsewhere. Lastly, collateral is a pledge of repayment. It is a commitment to growth through vulnerability and risk. It is a readiness to sacrifice something once important to gain something of greater value elsewhere.
These works are collateral objects. They are bits and pieces that were once collaged on a larger canvas. Now removed and mounted separately, they contain the gestures, marks and traces of that productive past.