Shown here, “Vessel, 2018,” block printing ink and acrylic on paper by Christopher Patch.
Shown here, “Vessel, 2018,” block printing ink and acrylic on paper by Christopher Patch.
Perimeter Gallery, at Chase’s Daily, 96 Main Street in Belfast, is showing “Lore,” an exhibition of new work by Portland artist Christopher Patch. The show opens Thursday, January 17, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. and continues through March 10. Patch says of his work, “As a visual artist, I am drawn to the transformational powers of alchemy, and the visual culture of medieval illustrations, witchcraft, cosmic maps, and diagrams. These symbolic images served as tools to aid in the human pursuit for answers to the unexplained and acts of transmutation.” Patch received a BFA from Maine College of Art in 1997, an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. He has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Grant and a William Zorach grant, and has work in the collection of the Portland Museum of Art.