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Exhibition in Aspen, CO features Graphic Design Alumnus Scott Patt

Gumball, an exhibition by Scott Patt, is featured at 212 Gallery, 525 East Cooper Avenue, Aspen CO now through October 1. “Gumball” the exhibition is a bold, and iconically potent new body of work from Scott Patt that is inspired by and in tribute to, American optimism, the vibrant hues of memory, and the unabashed gloss of youth. “Gumball” is a beautifully crafted collection of Patt’s iconic symbols, sayings and objects that are transposed, tweaked and twisted to expose new meanings, modes and issues from the intimate to the global, to the ironic and optimistic. His Good Luck series exposes traditional symbols of fate and fortune into modern talismans of sacrifice and hope. Wormholes documents the troubled yet humorous relationships between space and time. Stays Crunchy in Milk and Weapons of Mass Production explode with striking form and message both modern and nostalgic. And Patt’s You Are The One is a modern keepsake for our transcendence into the new. Scott Patt is an artist whose work is informed by the big pitch, by the aesthetics of communication and its multivalent layers in our physical environments – urban and rural. Inspired by the art of the Pennsylvania Dutch and post pop consumerism with its primary colors and promises of a healthier tomorrow, he was born in Allentown PA at the confluence of past greats – steel town and country idyll. His paintings and installations have been shown around the world—from Japan and Amsterdam to Portland and New York in spaces ranging from museums to alternative storefronts. He’s been shown at Winston Wächter in NYC, 212 Gallery in Aspen, CO and the Portland Museum of Art as well as galleries like McCaig-Welles and Compound Gallery. He’s been a body builder, missionary, surfer, strip club sketch artist and creative director at some of those companies making those pitches and promises. Scott currently lives and works in Southern California.