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Patrick Foran, Exploded View


September 27 - November 2, 2020 Even before the various upheavals of the past five months, Foran’s work was concerned with the nature of emergencies and the way we experience and respond to them from a distance. His drawings and paintings often isolate, fragment, and reframe events within the context of our particular and contemporary catastrophe. Foran’s artwork forces viewers to consider how events are relayed and consumed through social media, broadcast news, and other networks of information transmission. For this “Exploded View,” the collective condition Foran examines is defined by distance, and the common calamity is one of transmission. Global pandemics, riots and demonstrations, conspiracy theories, political polarization, government distrust; all of these move at the speed of a virus replicating itself in the public host, the body politic. And all of these find their way into Foran’s work.

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