For his second solo exhibition with PATRON, Los Angeles based artist Greg Breda paints masterful portraits depicting revelatory moments for African American characters within 1970s cinema to more recent films. Rendering the figures in his paintings with lush brushstrokes on vellum, Breda’s compositions reference film stills that portray scenes of self-reflection and contemplation for the character. Still, the exhibition’s title, alludes to spiritual connotations of stillness, as well as the reality that society continues to grapple with and rehash the same issues.
GREG BREDA (b. 1959, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works in Los Angeles California. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago (2020), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL; Punch (2019), curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffery Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary (2019) at California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Glimmers Through Dark Matter (2019) at PATRON, New York, NY; Hei (2018) at PATRON, Chicago IL; QUEEN: From the Collection of CCH Pounder (2018) at Xavier University Art Gallery,New Orleans, LA; Face To Face: Los Angeles Collects Portraiture (2017) at California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA.; Hard: Politics, Religion, and Personal Preference (the private collection of CCH Pounder) (2014), Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles, CA.; East + West; Studies On Paper By Francks Deceus & Greg Breda (2015) at Band Of Vices, Los Angeles, CA; A Collaboration with Tilford Art Group & Pounder Kone (2008) at Pounder Kone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA.; Seed (2006) at Tilford Art Group, Los Angeles, CA. and House Proud: The Artist Salon (2006) at Pounder Kone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA. His work is included in the public collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH and the Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY.