Unseen Symmetry: Photography by Patrick Bakken

ASMSU Campus Entertainment presents: Unseen Symmetry, an intriguing and creative photography collection by Patrick Bakken. The exhibit will show in the Exit Gallery January 18th to 28th. There will be a free public artist reception Wednesday, January 19th from 5 – 7 pm in the gallery.

In a matter of less than .05 of a second, humans instinctively scan a visual object for symmetrical qualities. Our mind is constantly surveying, consciously and unconsciously, for symmetry. With this series of photographs, and by manipulating them together, they create unseen lines of symmetry and serenity. They create a fascinating play of nature and human manipulation; establishing familiar places that have never been seen before.

Patrick Bakken is a current student of Montana State University and is majoring in photography. Patrick grew up just west of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has always been one for the outdoors and traveling and it’s the passion of adventure and exploration that brought Patrick to Bozeman. Patrick has exhibited pieces in the Emerson Gallery and other artworks were selected to be shown at the undergraduate art exhibit titled “Personal Vision”. With a combination of passions being photography and travel, and with his motivation for both, he will continually push the boundaries of impossible to possible.

The Exit Gallery is a student organized art gallery that hosts seven, two week exhibits per semester as well as other arts events. The Exit Gallery educates, informs, and encourages creativity and is an outlet for emerging artist and new, exciting ideas! The Exit Gallery is located in Strand Union Building room 212, Montana State University, Bozeman. Hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

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7 thoughts on “Unseen Symmetry: Photography by Patrick Bakken

  1. Bill Ryan

    Irecently had an opportunity to view some of Mr. Bakken’s work, and he seems to have a real penchant for creating thought provoking art with deep, yet subtle, imagery by his use of photographic manipulation. Nature is his muse, and he is quite adept at recognising and capuring, and sharing her hidden beauty in a manner which allows others to see what they may have otherwise missed.

  2. Dexter Chacko

    Patrick Bakken is a rising star in the ever-growing realm of Symmetrical/Natural photography who currently shines brighter than any other celestial body in the metaphorical galaxy. May his work illuminate the deliberate nature of Nature and continue to inspire all of us to seek the countless hidden splendours that Life has to offer.

  3. Mickey Curran

    Every time I look at these photos, I see something new! Patrick Bakken is a very talented artist. Wonderful work Patrick!

  4. Dawn

    Patrick – congratulations! Well deserved honors. Do you have an on-line portfolio you can link here? Love from the crew in the Pacific Northwest!

  5. Maria Bakken

    Patrick – I could not expect any less of you. You have always seen and loved nature in a different way. Your art now, only reflects the amazing ways you experience and capture the unseen world. I love your photography and cannot wait to see more of it. Felicitaciones!

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