Pat Falco creates drawings and text-based art with a direct style and a tricksy wit. His work, currently on view at the 2013 deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, will be on view in the artist’s studio as part of the South Boston Open Studios, this weekend.
A brief q&a with the artist:
What’s the most important thing to keep in mind as you’re preparing for an open studios?
Free drinks and snacks are much more important than the art.
What artist do you most admire but work nothing like?
What’s the most surprising response to your art you’ve ever received?
Someone liked it.
In a paint ball battle between artists of all disciplines, who wins?
Computer, longhand, or typewriter?
What do you listen to while you create?
NPR and Gangster Rap.
Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall?
I like Fall but that’s kind of trendy right now so I’ll say Winter.
Do you live with any animals?
I have some dead fish.
What are you currently reading?
East of Eden.
Have you ever revised your work on the spot, during an install (intentionally, I mean)?
Yes, I think I’ve only done that.
How many revisions does your work typically go through?
I’m not sure, if I don’t like something when it’s done, I’ll just paint over it and do something else.
That’s a good question.
Pat Falco‘s art can be viewed at the South Boston Open Studios (Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2013) and at the 2013 deCordova Biennial at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (through April 13, 2014).
Images: all images courtesy of the artist.