Bed Stuy artist Paul Sue-Pat’s latest show was influenced by nature and the sky seen on walks during the COVID-19 shutdown.
“Venturing and spending time outside during the pandemic allowed me to rediscover the outdoors and how earlier civilizations looked up and worshipped nature and the skies,” he told Brownstoner.
Cosmic Nature opens Saturday at 449 Nostrand Avenue in a gallery space above the restaurant and bar Bunny.
The show includes painting and sculpture; the paintings reflect a process of seeing how the paints interact. Sue-Pat then places the colors inspired by the skies, air, dust and shadows around us. The sculptures represent plant life.
“I also reflected on my childhood, playing in the dirt and growing up surrounded by cactus and succulents, remembering how nature made me feel so free,” he said.
The show is produced by the artist and 2AC Space, his Alice Court gallery. The opening reception takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, August 1. Guests in masks can visit the large space four at a time. The show will be open Wednesday through Sundays by appointment from August 1 through 14. More information is available on the artist’s website.
A show in 2019 at 2AC Space focused on themes of social justice, humans and nature.
[Photos via Paul Sue-Pat]
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