Show: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Patrick Alston

Patrick Alston: Post-Traumatism. In Search of Freedom
Gantt Center, November 10, 2023

In this exhibition, eight large-scale abstract paintings take center stage, adorned with visceral and emotive gestures that lay bare the raw intensity of trauma and triumph. Alston's brushstrokes dance between chaos and order, unveiling the inner conflict between pain and the unyielding desire for freedom. These canvases become the battleground where the artist wrestles with concepts of trauma, seeking to transmute them into powerful symbols of resilience and hope.


Post-Traumatism: In Search of Freedom seeks to illuminate the profound interconnectedness of human existence and the universality of our struggle for emancipation. As viewers explore the depths of Alston's creations, they become active participants in the transformative narrative, discovering that art, too, can serve as a vessel of healing and a catalyst for change. 

NovemBER 10, 2023 - May 12, 2024
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts