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April 28 - May 21, 2017

Patrick Gregory – "Persons Places and Things"

Cinema-graphic Meditations
smallspace Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artists
Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Artist Statement

This collection of work reflects my past exploration in film documentation and how it manifests itself throughout the creative process. Shot on various formats, I explored my subjects from an instinctual and sometimes even meditative place. The final results are representational and non-representational imagery of varying textures. Using the camera through various techniques, I explore themes that I find relevant and meaningful, often having no intent beyond the moment. To retain the integrity and "true nature" in which it was filmed, minimal editing was necessary to reflect my accurate experience.

The title of my exhibition "Persons, Places and Things," shows a collection of work that takes a meditative approach to documentation. Some sequences were captured in a short moment while others were explored over several hours or days. Mostly shot alone while in various parts of the world, I explore my subject with curiosity, non-judgement, and patience, with each instance being situational, having no political agenda.

Letting go of my idea of intent and meaning, I can expand the possibilities of my medium and look beyond my classic definition of documentary and documentation. When I find that place, I free myself of any constraints of any idea towards final outcome.

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