ESTEBAN PATIÑO 

Press Release

MAY 10 - JUNE 22, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 10, 2019, 7 - 9 p.m.

ARTIST TALK WITH MICHAEL ROOKS: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Sandler Hudson Gallery is pleased to announce Esteban Patiño’s exhibition, The Odds Are Good, But The Goods Are Odd. Patiño’s work explores language and how it is created and perceived revealing the haphazard quality that semiotics may possess. In an effort to examine the infinite potential of communication, Patiño utilizes his personally formulated system of symbols as a tool to enable him to uncover any underlying structure of an optical language.

The Odds Are Good, But The Goods Are Odd serves as the continuation of Patiño’s search for understanding language in its every embodiment and interpretation. Moving away from a more freeform practice with subconscious intent, this body of work gives testimony to a certain evolution of the same theme, while, at the same time, unveiling new possibilities for the exchange of information. Through The Odds Are Good, But The Goods Are Odd, Patiño unites written word with abstract thought, lending his translation of text in both its idea and physical representation.

In this exhibition, Patiño will introduce recent steel sculpture as well as works on paper, canvas, and wood.

E S T E B A N   P A T I Ñ O (b. 1980 Medellín, Colombia) lives and works in Atlanta, GA. Esteban’s work is included in the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection where his interactive sculptures, Heaps of Language, 2016, are a feature of the Art Lab, providing visitors with an opportunity for hands-on exploration. An active member of the Atlanta arts community, his works are curated into exhibitions throughout the city and the region including The Game Show, August 12 - October 7, 2017, The Lyndon House Gallery, Athens, GA; Racecar, June 3 – July 30, 2017, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA; Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines, 2015, High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Latin Contemporary, 2013, Loews Hotel, Atlanta; and Latin GA, 2010, Spruill Gallery, Atlanta. His solo exhibitions include Black|White|Read, curated by Shannon Morris, June 2 – July 21, 2017, Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA; GER-ART Gallery, (A) Round (2016) and Esteban Patiño (2017), and DECAHEDRON (2016) at Westside Cultural Arts Center in Atlanta. Esteban is a 2016 recipient of a Hambidge Artist Residency Fellowship. Prior to relocating to the United States, he studied art in his hometown of Medellín at Instituto de Bellas Artes and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellín.