“While growing up in a town on the Jersey shore, I was exposed to a world filled with chrome, flashing colors and checkered flags. It was a life of fast machines such as drag cars, powerboats and motorcycles combined with the bliss of the seaside. They were and remain subjects looked upon with marvel. The intense stimulus produced by these cultures provides a platform for creativity. Now, I look at elements of these environments, extract certain qualities and transfer them to works. It could be the glimmer of a supercharged engine, the fun and absurdity of boardwalk games, or even the curves of a sexy body lying on the beach that trigger inspiration.. It’s an ongoing investigation of attraction.” -Anthony Patti
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Anthony Patti plays in his sculptural work with this big romantic myth. His joyful celebration of form, color, light and metaphor references reality but the expectation is displaced by the artist’s vision. He disappoints the promised desire, he denies the ideal. The sculptures are too small to be real, too big to be toys.
Trained as a custom car and boat mechanic from the
Jersey Boy is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.