克里斯多福．佩特 Christopher Pate跨領域藝術Interdisciplinary
Christopher Pate is a multimedia artist concerned with the psychological effects of information technology, surveillance and social media. Pate has had several solo exhibitions, principally in the Los Angeles region, including Miller Durazo, Roberts and Tilton, Cartelle Gallery, Jail Gallery, PØST, Marine Contemporary and Rio Hondo College Art Gallery. Group exhibitions in the Los Angeles area include Dan Bernier Gallery, Lemon Sky, LA Louver, The Brewery Project, Torrance Art Museum, Arena 1, Mt. St. Mary's College, Irvine Fine Art Center, and University of La Verne Harris Gallery. Other notable exhibitions include Art Affairs in Amsterdam, Netherlands and MASS Gallery, Austin, Texas. In addition to extensively exhibiting his own work, Pate has promoted the work of fellow artists through a range of curatorial projects, including the five Rogue Wave exhibitions at LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA, Hef at Jail Gallery and Tripindicular at Lemon Sky, among several others. Pate's work has been included in numerous catalogs and has been written upon in a range of publications including Artforum, the LA and OC Weekly, LA Times, Artillery, and Art + Auction. Pate holds a BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.
My mission is to produce images and objects that describe and are imbued with the unique characteristics of contemporary existence. I focus upon the constant bombardment and layering of images and ideas and the anxiety that results. Despite our best efforts and intentions, we cannot truly absorb more than fragments within this massive energy stream. I seek to capture the psychological states that result. The drawings articulate our current high-speed, information-driven environment and the pathways and interconnectivity within. I’m interested in the ways we form connections and collect and process information at an ever more rapid pace. We are in the midst of a revolution within humanity that is both exciting and precarious. Despite our great advances in technology that bind us ever closer as a planet and improve our quality of life, we cannot fully escape the pressures of our biology and the baser instincts that lead us to do harm, whether purposefully or inadvertently. I seek to articulate this dynamic within my work.