Patrick Lundeen / Three Headed Woman / 2012 / Acrylic on linen with hair / 94 x 120 inches
for immediate release
Patrick Lundeen Good For You Son
June 21 – July 28, 2012
Opening Thursday June 21, 6 – 8 pm
Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Good For You Son by Canadian artist Patrick Lundeen. For his first New York City solo exhibition, Lundeen brings together seemingly disparate objects—from flags to rugs to posters to keyboards to grocery store dailies and magazine pages—into cohesive works resembling anthropomorphic masks. Neon-colored, kaleidoscopic patterns embellish six-foot tall cut out canvas masks, speaking to the artist’s fascination with the exaggerated theatricality of Coney Island type characters, the Contemporary Macabre, and Outsider Art motifs. Borrowing from pop culture imagery and the neo-impressionists, the works hover between the humorous and sinister and the naïve and sardonic. Accompanying the exhibition is a 7” vinyl record by the artist’s experimental three man rock band, The Oblique Mystique.