Patrick Hasson’s “Desert Dudes” Show at YVArts in Joshua Tree
Award-winning artist Patrick Hasson will present his abstract series “Desert Dudes” for a solo art exhibition at the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center in Yucca Valley. Hasson is a California-based artist known for his surreal and hyper-colorful ‘Dripping’ style acrylic paintings. Yvarts Executive Curator, Michael McCall, selected Hasson’s work for a solo show that opens with a opening night reception rom 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 7.
“Desert Dudes” is a series of surreal portraits featuring the more notable musicians (Brant Bjork, Josh Homme, Mario Lalli) who created the Coachella Valley-based genre of music known as ‘Desert Rock.’ Often recording at the world-famous Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, “Desert Dudes” is an artistic tribute to Desert Rock and to the musicians that made it happen.
Hasson lives and creates his art in Joshua Tree, and has been an artist there for six years. Regarding this art show, Hasson stated “I am absolutely thrilled to have my first Joshua Tree show at the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center. It’s an amazing space to host such a truly Coachella Valley-based show.”
The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is located at 58325 Highway 62 in Yucca Valley. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 1-6 p.m., holidays excluded, and there is no admittance fee. All artworks in the “Desert Dudes” exhibition will also be available for viewing and sale via its online gallery. More information on the new exhibition and the brand new visual and performing arts center may be found online at YVArts.org.
About Artist Patrick Hasson:
Patrick Hasson lives and works in Joshua Tree, where he also oversees his ‘livable art’ retreats, Rancho De Colores and the Color Trip Trailer. A self-taught painter, Hasson employs an unconventional style he’s termed as ‘Dripping.’ Never utilizing a brush, Hasson lies his canvas horizontally and drips/pours paint down onto it; manipulating the paint with nails and various sharp objects to create motion and dimension in a technique that falls somewhere between Jackson Pollock’s action painting and Van Gogh’s impasto. Obsessed and extremely particular with color, Hasson uses only six custom colors in his paintings, mostly on black canvases. His website can be found at www.patrickhasson.com. He can also be reached at Patrick@patrickhasson.com IG: @patrickhasson Facebook: Patrick Hasson
• Cover photograph by Sandra Goodin