"Unconceptual" (the singular piece), is a large oil and enamel painting of two figures (not creeps, people!) overlooking a large body of water. The shoreline, surf, and skyline are disharmoniously colored, as if obeying separate suns, and near the left side of the frame, a hole is blown through the canvas. As if literally channeling a separate discipline within the dimensions of his frame, Corrigan has affixed a tiny speaker behind his canvas, where an audio loop created by friend (and musical collaborator) Crank Sturgeon plays in a recursive loop. Corrigan may take the concept out of the work, but he can't keep the concept from working.

Nicholas Schroeder can be reached atnschroeder@phx.com.

"UNCONCEPTUAL: NEW PAINTINGS BY PATRICK CORRIGAN" | through November 30 | at Gallery 37-A37A Wharf St, Portland | thirtysevena.com

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