MUTTS Creator Patrick McDonnell on His “Second Shot” with Abstract Art | City Pulse

September 2, 2021

MUTTS Creator Patrick McDonnell on His “Second Shot” with Abstract Art | City Pulse

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Patrick McDonnell has been an artist for over 40 years. Best known for MUTTS, he has always made personal and abstract paintings while drawing comics and illustrations for publication. In Patrick McDonnell's ‘Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021’ the public will get to see the private side of McDonnell's art where his masterful line and expression shifts scale and intensity to surround us in an atmosphere of humor, dread, and hope. UAS Interns, Emma Hassel and Audrey Neyer talked with Patrick about this exhibition, ‘Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021’ currently on view in Urban Arts Space- read the full interview here. A condensed version of this interview was published in City Pulse. 

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Emma: Can you start by telling us a brief summary of your upcoming exhibition? Patrick: Well, it’s the first exhibition of the crazy, turbulent paintings I created during the crazy turbulent years of 2016 through 2021. I enjoy drawing MUTTS, but for years I’ve been doing large abstract paintings whenever I had the time.

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