Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 2815 Drawing Realism with Patrick Lee During this workshop, Patrick Lee will share the specific techniques he uses to achieve a photorealistic look in the portraits he creates. He will teach other art- ists who are looking to accurately capture an individual or an ob- ject how to use pencil (graphite). Lee will ex- plain his process, from approaching indivi- duals on the street and photographing them to editing images and choosing what will hopefully be a compel- ling composition. In addition he will tell the stories behind his draw- ings in the gallery and help participants focus on how to pick sub- jects to draw. Drawings will be based on pho- tographs the participants provide and will take shape over the three days of the workshop. About the Artist Patrick Lee was born in 1969 in Butte, Montana, and graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1988. Lee is the recipient of the 2006 Peter S. Reed Foundation Achievement Award, as well as the Nikon 2000 Grand Prize. He has had numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include such venues as Western Project, Los Angeles, California, and Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, New York. Recent group exhibitions include “Drawing for the New Century,” Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota; “B-B-B-BAD…an exhibition with attitudes,” Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, New York; “Male,” Maureen Paley Gallery, London, United Kingdom, curated by Vince Aletti; “Do I Know You,” Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas; “Lush Life,” Salon 94 Freemans, New York, New York; and “Cherry Pie,” Western Project, Los Angeles, California. His work may be found in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. Patrick Lee currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. About the Artist’s Work Patrick Lee is internationally recognized for his exquisitely rendered graphite portrait drawings of Los Angeles gang members, an ongoing series appropriately titled, “Deadly Friends.” Lee approaches his subjects on the streets of Southern California and photographs them as studies for his drawings – a process that relies on mutual trust, honesty and relationship- building. Hand drawn and resolved over many months, the artist diligently renders muscles, pores, scars, tattoos, and facial hair in painstakingly accurate photorealistic detail. Historical examples of portraiture as a distinct genre can be seen as early as the Ancient Egyptian wall paintings of gods and pharaohs, and typically serve to describe not only a subject’s physical features but also – more importantly – one’s power and status. Lee’s subjects outwardly exemplify pride, stoicism, strength, and hostility, but the artist focuses his attention on their gaze and expression, moving beyond their hyper-masculine appearances to expose their humanity. A crack in the armor is revealed – if only for a moment – allowing the viewer to connect over the common truth of projected and perceived identities. WalterGropius Master ArtistSeriesPresents Patrick Lee Patrick Lee, Deadly Friends (Union Station), 2009. Graphite on paper. Image Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: © Tony Cunha Patrick Lee, Deadly Friends (Knuckles), 2013. Graphite on paper. Image Courtesy of the Artist. Photo credit: © Joshua White Exhibition: September 24 - December 30, 2016 Public Presentation: October 13, 2016, at 7 p.m. Workshop: October 14-16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.