For all of its small-town allure, Traverse Metropolis possesses loads of big-city sophistication – thanks largely to its established and thriving arts community. The Museum of Arts and Design in New York hosted Patterson’s first New York museum present, Dead Treez , this year, a colorful combined-media extravaganza probing the media’s representation of sophistication, gender, and race. Current solo exhibitions include House, Light, Color, Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, 2018; A Conversation with Gentle and Type, Tate St Ives, 2018; The Area Between, Parasol Unit 2016; and Rana Begum, Delfina Foundation, London, 2010.
Installation view of Your Kids Come Back to You (1979) by Alile Sharon Larkin in Time is Working Out of Time: Experimental Movie and Video from the L.A. Revolt and At present at Artwork + Apply. The philosophical impetus for this design motion was the need to return to the days of handmade goods and to revive arts that had been quickly being lost as a result of mechanization.