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East New York painter confronts the ‘brutal’ force of gentrification

Patrick Eug?éne appears in front of his work at “Deconstruction,” a show at the Brooklyn Arts Fellowship in Brooklyn, New York. Photo courtesy of Patrick Eug?éne Between the rushing taxi cabs and the construction cranes that cast shadows along red brick apartments, it’s easy to forget about the growing displacement of Brooklyn residents. But “Destruction,” a new series of paintings by Patrick Eug?éne, unveils the effects of gentrification within East New York, a Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up and still lives.
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