{inspiration} From Utica to Brooklyn

gallery-doorALUMNI EXHIBITION: FROM UTICA TO BROOKLYN

curated by Cindy Koren

Doug Aldrich, Logan Fitzpatrick & Zach Meyer

On Display:

Nov 18th – Dec 16th 2016

Free and Open to the Public

The exhibition answers the question “What does it take to make it in Brooklyn?” by exploring recent personal work from three rising creatives who developed their artistic foundations in Utica at PrattMWP. With an impressive list of clients crossing over industries of fashion, entertainment, film, publishing, editorial and advertising—these artists address the theme of transition from student to professional. The work on display seeks to balance the void of experimentation that client-work often suppresses and provide relatable inspiration and valuable professional guidance to all aspiring artists and designers.

you don’t need to think outside the box to stand out, but—you can adapt it just enough so it is no longer just an ordinary box.”  Doug Aldrich

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DOUG ALDRICH, LOGAN FITZPATRICK & ZACH MEYER
curated by Cindy Koren

Nov 18th – Dec 16th

The exhibition answers the question “What does it take to make it in Brooklyn?” by exploring recent personal work from three rising creatives who developed their artistic foundations in Utica at PrattMWP. With an impressive list of clients crossing over industries of fashion, entertainment, film, publishing, editorial and advertising—these artists address the theme of transition from student to professional. The work on display seeks to balance the void of experimentation that client-work often suppresses and provide relatable inspiration and valuable professional guidance to all aspiring artists and designers.

you don’t need to think outside the box to stand out, but—you can adapt it just enough so it is no longer just an ordinary box.”  Doug Aldrich

Artist Bio:

aldrich-portraitDoug Aldrich was born in 1990 in Syracuse, NY and is currently based in Brooklyn where

he collaborates as an artist for hire offering a rotating range of mediums. He attended both PrattMWP and Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus majoring in Illustration while keeping a hand in many fine arts practices. With a background in both graffiti and traditional sign painting, his handiwork has graced the facades of local businesses, represented major brands like Converse, and been featured in magazines such as Inked and TimeOut. His personal work has been exhibited in several galleries in New York City, as well as RVCA in Australia.

In a recent project, Aldrich enjoyed sharing his knowledge with a middle school class in Harlem, teaching and assisting them in the creation of a mural for their school. His aim is to share the accessibility of art and expression—whether on personal walls or outdoors, to combat the expanding corporate world fighting for our attention.

Artist Statement:

Doug Aldrich’s latest series explores the theme of “Transition,” beginning with his studies in Utica at PrattMWP. Through the use of graphic and illustrative elements defined by bold, glowing palettes, the works touch on the human feelings of loss, resistance, love, and opportunity that follow in the transition from being a student to becoming a full-time artist. This personal work explores the void of experimentation that client-work often suppresses resulting in his surrealesque pop art style of painting. While retaining his sense of composition in design and habit of painting with technical precision, the “Transition” works challenge traditional rules and foundations just enough to make a statement—visually described through several accompanying panels. In a nutshell, you don’t need to think outside the box to stand out, but—you can adapt it just enough so it is no longer just an ordinary box. This investigational process speaks for Aldrich’s relationship with “Transition” as an artist.

Website: www.dougaldrichdesign.com

Instagram @dougaldrichofficial

Logan
Logan Fitzpatrick, photo credit: Jordan McDaniel

Logan Fitzpatrick is an illustrator / artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He has worked with The New York TimesVICEGallery 1988,Urban Outfitters x Belly Kids,HelloGiggles, and more.

He has also been mentioned by NYLON KoreaEloquence MagazineElle Hong KongGD USAToy Design Served,F.OUND MagazineComplexIt’s Nice ThatDesign-Milk & Juxtapoz.

logantfitzpatrick@gmail.com

Zach Meyer is an Illustrator based in Brooklyn New York. Known for his detailed portraits and narrative works published most notably in Playboy, The New York Times, Harper Collins, Adweek, Los Angeles Times, Smithsonian and internationally in PopShot Magazine. Has completed numerous projects in fashion, film, editorial, advertising, gallery and print publishing industries

Client List

New York Times, Playboy, Red Bull, Paul Stuart, Juxtapoz, Adweek, Womens Wear Daily, Smithsonian, The Denver Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Moleskine, Funny Or Die, The Deal, Harper Collins, Local Gem Press, Hero Complex Gallery, Foreign Policy.

Web Features

http://www.juxtapoz.com/illustration/zach-meyers-cheap-theatricshttp://supersonicart.com/post/101269490432/zach-meyer-illustrationhttp://thereart.ro/zach-meyer-illustration/

zach.e.meyer@gmail.com ( 847)-219-3233

 

 

 

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