Installation of Patrick Palmer’s exhibit
Today I installed the next exhibit at Total Plaza Gallery. This time, Patrick Palmer is featured.
Patrick Palmer’s visual sophistication is the result of a life-time commitment to the visual arts. His consistent and concentrated efforts are reflected in his paintings which contain certain common threads such as the presence of human faces, subtle layering of paint, incorporation of fictional text and various elements such as volcanoes and crowns. For the viewer, there should be a significant degree of admiration for the skills and talent required to express this level of personal, narrative content within a single piece of artwork. The visual universe he has created is immediately inviting and reveals more to the astute observer. He is so at ease, in this universe of symbolism and personal revelation, that he comfortably follows his day-to-day flow of emotions and thoughts to which anyone can relate. This results in paintings that range in tones of seriousness and levels of oddity.
Well known for his figurative work, he not only is an artist but also is committed to sharing his expertise with others through community involvement and education. Patrick’s devotion to the arts is also demonstrated by his educational path. As a student, he began at University of California, Santa Barbara (Drawing and Printing split major), continued to Arizona State (MFA received), and then San Francisco City College (instructor). Currently he is at the Glassell School of Art, Houston (instructor and now Faculty Chair/Dean).