• It’s A Digital World by Meagher and We Just Live In It

    Artist Patrick Meagher
    Artist Patrick Meagher
    Equity Gallery on the LES
    Equity Gallery on the LES

    Collage has come a long way, baby! From the days of scissor cut forms pasted to pile image upon image, now you can precisely cut and paste digitally. Patrick Meagher explored and demonstrated how the digital age has affected us spiritually and emotionally with his solo exhibition, “Suggested For You”.

    Meagher is not coy in suggesting that you immerse yourself in the pixilated and coded mutations that enhance stock images of action like a surfer riding the waves. The image alone is dynamic enough but the additional digital enhancements take it to a whole new level when the geometric anomaly gives a more intriguing character and feel. He’s literally “crushing” it!

    Large steel CD disks piled near a video installation of a constellation of logos that spark the sky hearken to the early rudimentary technology of the digital realm. With all the slick and blink of an eye fast technology where it is about instant gratification, there is the long gone charm of the early generation. Lo-tech is getting a serious revamp and a second look by Meagher.

    At Equity Gallery on the LES
    At Equity Gallery on the LES
    Step Right into ART
    Step Right into ART

    Reconfigured and presented with unabashed verve, digital flourishes are not a quick fix gimmick as it is easy to just click, drop and forget it. Meagher is considerate and respectful of the elements he had to add into his collage and explore with his oeuvre. With his collages and sculpture work, Meagher as an artist is successful in making us pause and consider what this digital matter is all about. We live and immerse ourselves in it but it takes an artist to make us take stock in something we visually take for granted.

    So does it creep into your soul? Are you fixated with the digital flourish that enhanced the photo collage? Has digital technology improved or slowly deteriorating your world? If there are questions popping in your head while viewing the show then Meagher has most certainly crushed it!

     

    Patrick Meagher: Suggested For You

    Exhibition Dates: March 31 – April 30, 2016

    Gallery Hours: Wed to Sat (11 am – 6 pm)  and by appt.

    Equity Gallery. 245 Broome Street. New York, NY 10002

     

    Art Review by Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by Olya Turcihin

    Suggested For You on Art Night
    Suggested For You on Art Night
    She might be making a suggestion to see this show
    She might be making a suggestion to see this show
    Suggested For You by Patrick Meagher
    Suggested For You by Patrick Meagher
    The LES Art Crowd Comes Out To Play
    The LES Art Crowd Comes Out To Play
    So Refreshing To See This ART
    So Refreshing To See This ART
    Scratch Free Disks so ART is flawless
    Scratch Free Disks so ART is flawless

     

     

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

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