“Swatches: New Works by Patrick Healy,” features sculpture and 3D works in the Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts.
A reception is set for Oct. 11, 4:30–6:30 p.m., with an artist talk Oct. 12, 12:50 – 1:50 p.m. during Homecoming Weekend.
This exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Healy, of New Rochelle, N.Y., served as Union’s sculpture technician for the last four years. In that capacity, he managed and maintained the Visual Arts Department’s metal fabrication, carpentry and plaster studios. He also helped students establish a strong technical and conceptual grasp of sculptural principles.
He has worked at Salem Art Works and Mass MoCA. He has exhibited work throughout the Northeast and participated in artist residencies at the West Rutland Art Park in Vermont, Franconia Art Park in Shafer, Minnesota, and the Salem2Salem exchange in Salem, Germany.
He holds a BFA from Alfred University with a concentration in sculpture. This fall, he is attending the University of North Carolina Greensboro in pursuit of his MFA in sculpture.
“I relate to the contemporary comedian who often utilizes humor as a catalyst for reflection and societal critique,” Healy writes. “I exploit trends, nostalgia, kitsch and whimsical aesthetics to forge a connection with the viewer and their experiences, holding their attention long enough for them to realize that what they are witnessing is not what it seems.”
He adds that each of his works “aims to cultivate a moment where the onlooker is presented with a new perspective on an otherwise banal object or situation.”
“Swatches” runs through Nov. 30. Call (518) 388-6785 for more information.