Sept. 9-12
opening night reception Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6-9:30 p.m.


PATRAJDAS Contemporary Booth #111

Complimentary pass for two


Chris Trueman Abstract Painting DMDW Chris Trueman

In his exuberant, large scale paintings, he encompasses the entire history of abstraction, emerging Color Field Painting, Abstract Expressionism,
and Hard- Edged Geometry in his allover compositions. Intermingling passages of pixelation and color gradation based on computer graphics, his acrylic - on - canvas works seem to be formed of layered scrims. He often begins Abstract Expressionist - style, with bold, lush brushstrokes and generous smears of pigment. Onto this ground he overlays stripes and undulating lines recalling Op Art illusions and screen savers. more
Emil Alzamora

Sculptor Emil Alzamora, born in Peru and educated and working in the US, brings a unique affinity for the human form, which is a constant in his work.  He is interested in exploring what it means to inhabit one, often exaggerating or distorting different aspects of the form to reveal an emotional or physical situation, or to tell a story about a predicament or an occurrence. Limitation and potential are as human as the flesh, yet hardly as tangible. In his works, this interaction is rendered visible.  A rising star, Emil has exhibited widely in the US and in London. more
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JEFF WALLIN

Jeff Wallin’s ethereal and atmospheric figure drawings in glass take inspiration from emotionally and psychologically complex figure painters such as Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, Wallin’s portraits have the marks of a painter’s perspective and a painter’s intuition, the relaying of an idea by brush – all that expressed in the language 
of glass.
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Tim Tate

Tim Tate is Co-Founder of the Washington Glass School and Studio. Tim’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the Smithsonian's American Art Museum and the Mint Museum.   He was the subject of several articles in American Style, American Craft, and Sculpture magazines, as well as the Washington Post and Times newspaper reviews. He was also the 2010 recipient of the Virginia Groot Foundation award for sculpture. more

Manabu Hasegawa

Hasegawa creates real to life three-dimensional works using pencil and paper. With the theme of ‘weapons’ pistols and automatic rifles are displayed as if they are in a gun shop. One of the attractions of these works is that they look both three-dimensional and also like a flat picture.

The insides are hollow so the serious atmosphere associated with them being weapons is only superficial. If you imagine crushing them you realize that they would smash into pieces in one go. Because the fragility of Hasegawa’s artwork it is fleeting one cannot help but feel affection for it. more

Therman Statom

Therman Statom - sculptor, glass artist, and painter - is most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses; all created through the technique of gluing glass plate together. Sandblasted surfaces become a canvas for spontaneous vibrant colors and line work, which take nuances from Abstract Expressionism and concepts of Minimalism, while simultaneously incorporating a twist by using blown-glass elements and found objects.
SangSik Hong
Sang Sik Hongs' work is all made by hand; each straw is hand placed, a contrast to the technology we live in today. The softness of the acrylic he paints behind the straws creates a precise beauty that embodies Hong's work.  His emotions and personal desires go into making each piece:
"Although every one desires power, only a few of people can have it. Power is the symbol of strength and the object for one’s wish since it accompanies many interests. Power is strong, scarce and heading toward eternity. However, the straw, contrary to the properties of power, is a weak structure, easily available to anyone
for it is produced on a large scale and a disposable material.” His wit symbolizes semantic relationships and the structure of desires connotes the pathos of reality.
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Dan Lydersen - Big Girls Dan Lydersen

My recent paintings are a reconciliation between past and present, particularly in regard to Western culture’s notions of spirituality and the relationship between society and nature. Drawing from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, from the Renaissance to modern cinema, literature and popular culture, the paintings are an attempt to come to terms with the present through the immediate marriage of today’s visual culture with that of the past. Both theatrical and satirical, comical and somber, the paintings pose a view of humanity that is steeped in the existential turmoil that lies between materiality and spirituality, where society trudges persistently forward into the future while the human search for meaning and purpose as mortal animals remains unresolved. more

Chris Martin

I create because I have to. It is as essential to my being as the food I eat and the air I breathe. My process begins with visions of shape and line. As an object begins to take form, I draw loose sketches of my vision. The forms then begin to take on more distinctive characteristics, and I go over the original drawing with heavier, more defined lines. Once this design has taken form on paper, I chart out the journey I will go with the raw material. It is important to me to leave openings in my plan for spontaneity and I navigate through the process trusting my instincts as I go. While I keep an eye on the map, I retain the right to be impulsive, to change, and to improve my route along the path of reaching my final destination. more

Brad Greenwell

I use representational methods to achieve non-representational means. I want to seduce the viewer with the possibility of objectivity, but in the end, deny it. I do not want to perpetuate the sanctity of iconography but deteriorate it. I want the supposed "objectiveness" of the symbol used to break down. Any meaning gleaned is a reflection of the viewer, and obviously so. It is a collage of empty iconography and symbols, empowered by the viewer, meaningless to the paintingmore

Joe Wardwell - Stupid Fucking Words - painting - oil on canvas Joe Wardwell

... is interested in the historic link between landscape painting and the shaping of national identity, a lineage that can be traced back to the early imperial advocates of Manifest Destiny and the Hudson River School. Today, this sentiment is seen in advertisements where rugged terrain is a stand-in for American-ness. By conflating a 19th century painting style—made famous by landscape painters Thomas Cole, Frederic Erwin Church, and Albert Bierstadt—with the lyrics of American music, Wardwell creates a singular vision of contemporary America. more
GEOFFRY SMALLEY

A passion for sports is, on its surface, one without purpose. Just listen to a half hour of any sports talk show and you will walk away with thoughts. But to understand the history of American team sports is to understand our national development. From our rural, agrarian beginnings comes baseball: originally played during the day, on a “field”, tethered to the elements, with no clock, rife with personal failure, overcome. Out of the Industrial Revolution came football. The synchronicity of specialized moving parts, the restrictions of performing tasks within a time limit, the taking of land by force-a blithe reflection of a nation at work and at war. The post-industrial era saw a rise in the popularity of basketball. Free-formed and creative, individualism within a collaborative scheme, stripped of gear and protection and played at a continuous pace. The “big three”American sports are, at their core, representations of our past and so they embody our parochial and national allegiances, and in part define our ethos. more


PATRAJDAS Contemporary celebrates creative excellence in contemporary fine art, objects and design. We are focused on conceptual, rigorous, innovative, and serious work, and are committed to nurturing the achievements and evolution of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists in all media. The gallery embraces the artist who challenges conventional expectation in concept or design yet excels in formality, technical expertise, craftsmanship, and originality.

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