Pat Phillips: Told You Not to Bring That Ball
Told You Not to Bring That Ball showcases Pat Phillip’s initial work on a yet-to-be-named series he began recently while attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The work on view deals with the complexities of coming of age using references as diverse as Bambi and Boyz N The Hood. Told You Not to Bring That Ball is loosely autobiographical, primarily focusing on moments in Phillips’ life when the joy of youth gives way to growing up black in America. Phillips was recently a fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Solo exhibitions of his work were mounted by Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, LA), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans, LA), and the Acadiana Center for the Arts (Lafayette, LA).