Sat, Apr 29|
Blochaus Art Gallery
THE OCEAN IS A FRIEND OF MINE | PATRICK POLLARD
Come join us for the opening of Patrick Pollard's "The Ocean is a Friend of Mine" at the Blochaus Art Gallery.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Blochaus Art Gallery, 74 Water Street, Suite 200, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA
About the event
Come enjoy a night of art & music in a beautiful gallery setting. Patrick Pollard's "THE OCEAN IS A FRIEND OF MINE" will be on display at the Blochaus Art Gallery April 29th, 2023 from 2-6PM.
We will have beer, wine, and champagne for you to enjoy and music by DJ JOE BIZ.
Our goal with these special events is to bring like minded individuals together. We encourage people to make new friends, network, smile, and enjoy their experience at the Blochaus.
More about Patrick Pollard:
Patrick Pollard is an artist from Plum Island, MA. “I make paintings and drawings. Visually, they are always figurative in nature, we usually refer to them as “my people”, or “my characters”. I’m fascinated by the visual artifacts and evidence of culture. Tools, costumes, rituals, and objects that appear to serve a cultural purpose. These figures have a history, a collective identity. With this group of paintings, I wanted to indulge in a healthy dose of nostalgia. As an artist, my first love was the classic graffiti b-boy character. The big eyes, huge feet, exaggerated postures, the attitude. I don’t remember when I saw my first b-boy character- it was probably in the graf magazine section on a trip to Tower Records with my dad - but I was captivated.
Now as an adult, I wanted to combine this aesthetic with the imagery of life at the beach. Coastal communities are always known for their interesting inhabitants. The beach bums. The heavy locals. The sun worshippers. I wanted to take the b-boys to the beach.”