Patrick LoCicero's paintings represent his ongoing interest in combining overlap and collage, with painting. His compositions reference and explore the idea of traveling in time and space and refer to this as a metaphor for moving through memories and their associations. The overlap and collage elements relate directly to the images he depicts, guiding him in his choice of subjects, and come from a variety of sources including the Kama Sutra, antique children's books, letters and journals. His still life paintings resonate due to the contrast the artist sets up between the collaged surface and the painted surface, as well as the play between the actual shallow space and implied deep space. LoCicero's collage paintings inventively reinterpret the collage technique that developed during the Cubist era, and he reinvigorates one of the most important modes of expression in the art of the 20th Century.
LoCicero received his BFA at Ohio State University and took his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has shown in galleries all across the US and his works can be found in many distinguished public and private collections.
Gage Academy of Art acknowledges the Coast Salish Peoples as the original inhabitants of this area and connecting waterways. We understand the land that Gage occupies is unceded territory and that today many Indigenous peoples live here and without their stewardship, we would not have access to this space. We honor the Coast Salish Peoples’ sovereignty, rights to self-determination, culture and ways of life. Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have called this territory their sacred land. We commit to learning, educating others and repairing the legacy of historically harmful relationships between non-Native and Native peoples in King County. In doing so, we will be honest, and recognize the experiences of Native peoples to include genocide, forced relocation, forced assimilation, and land theft. We also acknowledge Native peoples are survivors, present in today’s world, thriving. We encourage everyone here today to ask themselves: what can I do to support Indigenous communities?
In an effort to be transparent, Gage is contemplating this call to action and re-working how to best support Indigenous communities.