DIRECTION OF THOUGHT: PATRICK DURKA
OPENING RECEPTION : SEPTEMBER 22, 6-8 PM | ON VIEW : SEPTEMBER 22 - NOVEMBER 4
“ The landscape (history) pushes a sort of romance. Either in a Robinson Crusoe manner or as the picture tells
us - the feel of a box. Perception of this is like ice skating on a frozen mirage lake."
“I find myself thinking about this show, not just this show, but all things that constitute making art through the lens of politics. More so what I think the capital P in politics is. This doesn't take ground here in what you are seeing. No! This is an adventure, an adventure of thought. A thought that only has a direction. A direction that lasts only until this show is over. Or lasts until I forget or others kick the bucket. Direction of thought is the title.”
A map of lines and gaps. Fill in what you may............
Born in Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick Durka's work explores the intersection of deep time and human history. He received a BA in Art education from Cleveland State University, and received his MFA in Visual Studies from
Pacific College of Art. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, and teaches art in the Tooele Valley.