The 60-foot mural, one of artist Dave Van Patten’s largest, was created during POW! WOW! Long Beach in 2017.
“What I’m really trying to do is bridge the gap between the physical and the digital,” said Van Patten, who’s known for his real-world art, like murals and zines.
Dave Van Patten is hosting his second illustration show, and it’s just as weird as the first one.
HaHa Cloud Machine: A Humor Themed Illustration Show, an exhibition curated by local artist Dave Van Patten, will open Saturday night at Made by Millworks, featuring works by Daniel Johnston, Penelope Gazin, Craig Gleason and more.
Local artist Dave Van Patten’s latest show, simply titled New Art Exhibit, to take place at 4th Street Vine on Friday, will display his series of “quick, subconscious drawings based on three-word poems” that the artist created somewhat maniacally in three days, a body composed of nearly 60 pieces drawn.
David Van Patten has been quietly taking the local art scene by storm. I’ve seen his work on coffeehouse walls, in galleries, on posters and CD covers, and even in the Long Beach Post. As I write this, he’s got four exhibitions up: One in 4th Street Vine, one in L.A., and two in Sacramento. An exhibition of brand new works will be up for one night in the North Gallery of the Expo Arts Building as part of Art_Ober’s First Fridays Long Beach in Bixby Knolls.