Mar 01 - 29 2019
‘Floating Through the West’ by Patrick Kochnasz presented by Modbo at The Modbo, Colorado Springs CO

'Floating Through the West' by Patrick Kochnasz

Presented by Modbo at The Modbo

The Modbo presents March’s First Friday: “Floating Through the West” by Patrick Kochanasz.

About the artist:

Patrick Kochanasz is a native of Eastern Pennsylvania, where he studied at The Baum School of Art for several years.

Captivated by the luminosity and tactile nature of soft pastels, he began studying the medium earnestly in 2004.

He moved to Colorado Springs in 2011 and quickly fell under the Rocky Mountains’ beautiful spell. Kochanasz is available for private commissions and gallery collection proposals.

About the Show:

“Floating Through the West” merges both realistic and dreamlike elements, to create a whimsical, capricious, “floating” interpretation of nature.

Kochanasz employs a number of distinct techniques in capturing this vision, including: the utilization of black paper, unusual edge cuts, the omission of blending tools, a textured appearance, as well as the incorporation of hard black lines around most elements within the frame.

His landscapes are largely inspired by places he’s lived and explored- including Pennsylvania, Vermont and Colorado.

Kochanasz strives to evoke the viewer’s sentiment of “I want to be there,” a sense of spatial desire.

For the artist, the process of producing art is a very inward and grounding experience.

His imaginative search for peaceful seclusion often manifests itself as an isolated cabin nestled among an idyllic land.

Admission Info


Phone: (719) 633-4240


Dates & Times

2019/03/01 - 2019/03/29

Additional time info:

The opening reception is from 5:00 p.m. until midnight on March 1.

Location Info

The Modbo

17 C. East Bijou, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Accessibility Info

Find the stretch of Bijou that is between Cascade and Tejon, and go south down the alley.

Street parking is available, but The Modbo recommends the lot on Cascade just north of Bijou, which is only $1 after 3 p.m.