“Idols” Strider Patton Solo Exhibition

This series is made to celebrate and honor those who have shared their skills, experiences, and passions to help make the world a better place. Todays world has a false sense of idolism, with celebrity and stardom status being given to those who only seek to better themselves. Through this work, I have imagined what the world could be like if we idolized those who have and are giving their all for us. What do you think the world would be like if their names were household names instead of those who only care about me

Strider Patton


Strider Patton has lived his life in the cross roads of public art and altruism. Combining artistic practice from his dad, and social awareness and compassion from his mom, he has been devoting his work toward how art can change the world. After earning a masters degree in applied anthropology and social change, Strider has been involved with many place making public art projects that invite observers to participate in collective, visceral experiences. He has explored many mediums of art over his life, but spray painting, stencils, street art and muralism have been his main focus for the last decade.


Opening Friday July 29th, 2016
from 6:00 to 9:00pm
at Roll Up Gallery
161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

curator:  Betty Bigas