Lecture by Christian Patterson

Presented as part of the Photography Lecture Series
April 13, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Oakland campus | Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

Contact: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu

Christian Patterson is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn. His first monograph, Sound Affects, was published by Edition Kaune, Sudendorf in 2008. His second monograph, Redheaded Peckerwood, was published by MACK in 2011 and named one of the best books of 2011 by numerous noted international photography critics: the New York Times, Time, the Guardian, and Le Monde, among others.

Redheaded Peckerwood is a work with a tragic underlying narrative -- the story of 19-year-old Charles Starkweather and 14-year-old Caril Ann Fugate, who murdered 10 persons, including Fugateʼs family, during a three-day killing spree across Nebraska to the point of their capture in Douglas, Wyoming. In book form the work is presented as a sort of visual crime dossier, including pieces of paper that are inserted into the book. The many individual pieces included serve as cues and clues within the visual puzzle. In this way there are connections that are left for the viewer to be made and mysteries left to be solved.