Like a movie scene progressing from frame to frame, interspersed with opening, intermission, and closing text panels, Patrick Kikut’s sequence of landscape paintings takes us on a journey across the vast American West. Blending the standard ingredients of Westerns and Road Movies with landscape painting and pop art affinities, Kikut questions the cultural vehicles that perpetuate the romanticizing of violence and ecological irresponsibility.
Patrick Kikut grew up in Southern California and divides his time between Laramie, Wyoming and Santa Fe, New Mexico. He earned an MFA from the University of Montana in 1997 and a BFA from the University of Colorado in 1990. He is an Academic Professional at the University of Wyoming. Kikut’s work is included in the collections of The El Paso Art Museum, The Missoula Art Museum, and The University of Wyoming. In 2012, he completed a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Wendover, Utah and exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
BMoCA at Macky is an off-site exhibition series presented in collaboration with Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder.