fake tools

The Painted Theatre Project (PTP), Patrick Duegaw’s current body of work, which includes The Innumerable Anxieties, and the on-going Creation, Preservation, and Destruction series, reinterprets both painting and the basic rules of dramatic construction. These Productions combine installation, painting and theatre, where, in place of thespians, objects, and a stage, it instead features a painted cast, props, and sets. The action that takes place is rendered to imply movement, rather than actually performed, and the dialog is written rather than spoken.

These pieces are known as "Fake Tools", and play the role of props in a PTP. More information about a past exhibition of the Fake Tools is available at Fake Tools, 2021-22.
  • FT-26: 1/4″ Hand Drill / Kitchen Multi-tool

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-11: Needle Nose Tack (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-17: Rongeur Forceps – Sharpie

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-28: Scissor Whisk

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-4: Screw Blender (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-22: Wrench Cutters

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-23: Adjustable Bladed Crescent Wrench

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-2: Adjustable Claw (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, chalk, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-7: Adjustable Claw (Concept Sketch – Part 2)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-1: Adjustable Claw

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-21: Cheese Slicer-Cutter

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-14: Clamp Drill (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-3: Screw Blender

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-5: Lobster Grips

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-8: Monkey Claw

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-12: Orange Tri-Male Hand Adapter

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-24: Paddle Screw

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-25: Grease Chisel

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-27: Hammer Snips

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-15: Hand Saw Level

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-20: Hole Saw Hand Plane (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-6: Lobster Grips (Concept Sketch)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-9: Needle Nose Tack (Part 1)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-10: Needle Nose Tack (Part 2)

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-18: Revolving Driver Plier

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, fabric, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches
  • FT-16: Snip Driver

    2021 / Acrylic, ink, graphite, screws, polyurethane on sheetrock substrate with extruded aluminum frame / 18 x 18 inches