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Pat Durr : Persistence of Chaos, Paperback Book

Pat Durr : Persistence of Chaos Paperback


This is a superbly illustrated overview of the work of Pat Durr, whose work explores pop culture, nature, and urban-industrial environments.

Whether painting large-scale abstract canvases, levering an hydraulic press to create prints of industrial waste, or fighting for artists' rights, Pat Durr tackles art-making and activism with unrivalled vigour.

This first career monograph features several decades of Durr's work, from early drawings of the 1960s, to explosive multi-panel paintings from the 1980s, as well as her large-scale calligraphic mono-prints.

Grounded in a foundation of Abstract Expressionism, Durr's practice merges autobiographical symbols with social critique.

While navigating between distinct media, she has engaged with subject matter ranging from overt political commentary, to the destruction of environmental habitats, to a more concentrated interest in the waste produced and consumed by society; all intermingled with personal experiences and narratives.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 28 full-colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Ottawa Art Gallery
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9781894906425



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