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Pop-up studio features Pattison’s artwork

Jul 06, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Artist David Pattison created this pouring-paint art, which will be part of a pop-up exhibit Friday at the Fairfield Art Association Studio Gallery. The new pouring-paint art is trending according recent art updates. Fairfield Art Association will be offering an upcoming  workshop for learning the technique. A signup sheet will be in the association’s Studio Gallery.

Fairfield Art Association’s Studio Sales Gallery assistant David Pattison will exhibit his work in a pop-up studio display Friday evening during Fairfield First Fridays.

The special exhibit will be in the Fairfield Art Association’s Studio Gallery, with a few of Pattison’s pieces also displayed in Hallway Gallery of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.

“David Pattison spends a lot of time monitoring the [art association] space as his job, keeping the area open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. in the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center,” said Suzan Kessel, the Fairfield Art Association volunteer director. “But as an artist, he has begun using some of his time for creating art. It’s nice to have a working artist in the studio on some of the days when there are not regular classes with John Preston or Elaine Duncan, so when visitors come in they can view artwork in the sales gallery and experience an artist creating art in the studio.”

“We decided it would be fun to exhibit these pieces in a pop-up studio display for this July 7 Friday art walk night,” Kessel continued.

Pattison, who has a Bachelor of Fine Art studio art degree from the University of Montana, has created 60 paintings, ranging in size from 6-inches square to larger than 16-inches by 20-inches, with his newest technique of using liquid acrylic paint, which he pours onto canvas.

“I am fascinated by the flow of colors,” said Pattison. “Before now, I was only able to do this with ceramic glazes in a hot kiln.”

This new “pouring-paint art” is trending according recent art updates, said Kessel, adding that the art association will be offering a workshop in the near future for learning the technique, complete with canvases and all materials.People can sign up at the Fairfield Art Association Studio Gallery.

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