Exhibition Of The Week: True Romance

Grear Patterson brings his show - inspired by one of the great cult films of the 90s - to London

"You're so cool… you're so cool…"

Anyone who knows their 90s movies will, of course, read this line in the voice of an overawed Patricia Arquette as she gazes lovingly at an eye-patched Christian Slater at the end of pop culture ensemble masterpiece True Romance.

Without being too reductive, it is a sentiment that could just as easily be aimed at the work of Grear Patterson, a New York-based artist whose new show inspired by (and named after) the film opens in London this week.

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Comprised mainly of sunsets (like the one in that iconic final scene), True Romance will also transform the gallery into its own tropical landscape with banana trees (probably not real) and deckchairs to relax in and take in the views - cool, indeed.

But beyond that the show promises to explore our tendency to idealise locations – before further idealising them via our #smartphones – in a collection of work that will stir the mind as much as please the eye.

Grear Patterson: True Romance, 24 June - 23 July 2016, Marlborough Gallery

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