Pat Phillips is a burgeoning artist who references his own experiences growing up as a Black man in the Deep South to comment on the current socio-political state of America. He is showcasing a new body of work, titled “Consumer Reports” at Jeffrey Deitch‘s Wooster street outpost in New York.
The series of paintings “examines our relationships to goods,” the artist said in a statement, adding “In a free-market economy, with an ever-increasing wealth gap, these paintings explore the perception of value and function for upward mobility.” Phillips uses references, such as clothing and everyday items, as a way to comment how these superficial tools are used “in an attempt to gain both cultural and socioeconomic ground.”
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Philips embraces his background in graffiti along with a thorough study of figuration to create surreal compositions that juxtapose notions of race, class and labor. “Consumer Reports” is on view at Jeffrey Deitch New York until January 8, 2022.
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Jeffrey Deitch Gallery
18 Wooster St,
New York, NY 10013
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