The Smallest Gallery in Soho is delighted to present a new installation by San Francisco based artist Strider Patton. The title of the work is ‘(K)now’, showing a room divided. One side sterile white, the other side, a blast of colour, shapes, patterns and energy. Alongside this ribbons come from the top of the building to interact through the space. Drawing your eye from top to bottom and up again.

The aim of this installation is to gently remind us that barriers are perceived, that we are all human, that we must share our only home, and that an open chair and vulnerable conversation may be our salvation. We are all worthy of belonging and understanding. Patton’s purpose of this installation is to give the observer a moment of pause to contemplate that “the other” is not so different from themselves. In doing so he hopes this work may offer the gift of remembering our shared humanity.

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About the artist

About the artist

Strider Patton is a San Francisco based multidisciplinary artist who specialises in large-scale mural painting. Practicing since 2006, he is a self taught artist, academically trained anthropologist and central to all his work is sharing stories. This can be in the form of murals or fine art, abstraction or figurative imagery, and solo or collective creative experiences. He creates site-responsive projects that engage with observers. With all his work the goal is to create triggers for experience, to create unforgettable spaces, and to expand awareness of place.

After earning a MA degree in anthropology and social change, he has been connecting the dots between culture, art, story and meaning. His interests in people, places, and stories informs his art. To be able to activate spaces and share these poetic truths in the form of dynamic art is something he holds with great respect and responsibility. Patton’s design process includes research and dialogue to reveal underlying stories.

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