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Patrick Di Rito

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"Rapture Blue", 2020
Archival Pigment Print
Edition 1/12
Framed: 25" x 25"
Signature Label Included

In March of 2020, I found myself at a residency in the North East corner of Georgia as the pandemic was unfolding. Feeling trapped, helpless, and overwhelmed, I created a body of work focused on depersonalization, face masks, and an evolving sense of existential dread. By mutating an existing body of work that focuses on queer identity and color, i co-opted the language of delicate colors, soft expressions, and quiet hopelessness into this new COVID-19 induced panic.

Patrick Di Rito is an Atlanta based artist and designer. Di Rito earned a BS in Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2012. He is a 2020 Hambidge Fellow. His work has been shown as part of MOCA GA's biennial exhibition, at Atlanta Photography Group gallery and MINT Gallery and has been published in Wussy Mag, Burnaway, and Scalawag.

This work is on view at MINT Gallery as a part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography One's to Watch 2020 exhibition.

Donated By the Artist