The sculptural and installation work of Patrick Robideau uses architecture and space as devices through which to explore issues of memory and its emotional residue. Carefully and methodically constructed, Robideau’s forms often combine a seductive material allure that attracts the viewer with a physical construction that keeps the viewer at a certain distance. In this way, the work often replicates the process of a memory that draws us in but can only be partially accessed. And while his works often features architectural constructions, they are less specific locales and more like the terrain of half remembered dreams.
Patrick Robideau was born in Orlando, FL in 1965. He studied sculpture at Purchase College, State University of New York. His work, often installation based, has been exhibited widely in Western New York and beyond, including – HallWalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY; SPACES, Cleveland, OH; the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University; and the University at Buffalo Art Gallery.
He was recently awarded a NYFA Artist Fellowship in Sculpture and presented a large scale installation at the Weeks Gallery in Jamestown, NY as part of the award. He has an upcoming exhibition at the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA in the fall of 2019.