about the artist: Rod Patterson.......
Rod has been sculpting for 27 years and has been focusing on the figure for the past 24 years.
His favorite classic piece is the Laocoon group by Aegesander, Athenodoris, and Polydoris.
He has had works at the Willoughby towers gallery, the Grove street gallery, the around the coyote gallery, the N.A.B., the Mandali gallery, the international realism invitational exhibit, and in several smaller group shows. His works may be seen on-line in several cyber galleries. He was a founding member of the bucktown/Holstein park artist fest, and participated in the earlier greening of wicker park festivals.
Rod's works have been shown in the Chicago Tribune, the Logan Square Free Press, The Cedar rapids Gazette, The North Liberty Leader, The Chicago Sun Times, The Daily Ledger, the All About Art e-zine, The Chronicle, the Post dispatch, the Pilot Tribune, The Daily Iowan, and the Hermosa beach breeze.
Articles about the artist and his works have appeared in the Logan Square free press, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, The North Liberty Leader, the All About Art (Australia) magazine, Another Sun (London) arts magazine, ARTeutile(Italy), the Iowa City Press Citizen, the Daily Iowan, and the Pilot Tribune.
His works are in private collections from Hermosa Beach in California, to LightHouse Point in Florida. One is on public display in Los Angeles, and 2 are on public display in Chicago.
"He gives a vibrant and dynamic presence to what he refers to as his "Mythofigurative sculptures" He has mastered a difficult art with flare and precision in his desire to capture "just one moment" of a figure in motion." , From the arteutile web pages."
"I don't know if Rod's mastery of form or his ability to work in different media impresses me more, but I am floored by the combination of the two." , from Floyd Brigdon
Typical comments;" spiritually uplifting, unique, epic, vibrant, powerful, strong, awesome, and exciting"
"I believe that art has a moral responsibility, that it must pursue something higher than itself. Art must be a part of life. It must exist in the domain of the common man. It must be an enriching, ennobling and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization. It should be a majestic presence in everyday life just as it was in the past." (If I emulate the masters, it is out of respect.)-Rod Patterson