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PATRICK WILSON

520 West 21st Street

525 West 22nd Street

10 October – 9 November 2019

Dead Red, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 33 x 35 inches, 83.8 x 88.9 cm, MMG#30246

Dead Red, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 33 x 35 inches, 83.8 x 88.9 cm, MMG#30246

Gatekeeper, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 37 x 41 inches, 94 x 104.1 cm, MMG#30778

Gatekeeper, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 37 x 41 inches, 94 x 104.1 cm, MMG#30778

Large Weather Event, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#30774

Large Weather Event, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#30774

Titan, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#30773

Titan, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#30773

Big Drama, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#31032

Big Drama, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#31032

Caravan, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31035

Caravan, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31035

Caterpillar, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#30795

Caterpillar, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#30795

Catfish Hole, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30791

Catfish Hole, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30791

Clam Dig, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30792

Clam Dig, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30792

Garden Pleasure, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30793

Garden Pleasure, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30793

Helen's Place, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 72 inches, 76.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#31232

Helen's Place, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 72 inches, 76.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#31232

January Light, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31034

January Light, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31034

Master Key, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30794

Master Key, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#30794

Silver Lining, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#31037

Silver Lining, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 72 inches, 170.2 x 182.9 cm, MMG#31037

Spin Rate, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31361

Spin Rate, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31361

The Future, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#31033

The Future, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 86 x 70 inches, 218.4 x 177.8 cm, MMG#31033

Three Bars, Two Blocks, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31362

Three Bars, Two Blocks, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 21 x 27 inches, 53.3 x 68.6 cm, MMG#31362

Press Release

NEW YORK – MILES MCENERY GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of works by Patrick Wilson, on view 10 October through 9 November at 520 West 21st Street and 525 West 22nd Street. A public reception will be held for the artist on 10 October from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, featuring an essay by Peter Frank.

Patrick Wilson, a Los Angeles based painter, continues his pursuit of seduction, beauty, and pleasure through the language of Geometric Abstraction. Wilson utilizes form, color, and value unapologetically to create dynamic compositions that walk the line between the intensity of structure and the joy of intuition.

Elusive in materiality and name-ability of colors employed, Wilson’s paintings demand time, allowing perception to slowly reveal their inner workings. Refusing to control the beholder, Wilson’s paintings allow multiple points of entry, which, given time, move the eye through and across a space that is never knowable but always generous in its offering.

Geometric Abstraction–and the foundational role that the West Coast has played in its history–provides the platform from which Wilson’s practice emerges. In contrast to the often monochromatic and measured coloration of his fore-bearers, Wilson unleashes the full force of color. Tangible in materiality, yet optically ephemeral, Wilson’s layers of precise color masterfully utilize the power of opacity and transparency to transform the space of his paintings.

Regarding Wilson’s color palette, critic and historian Peter Frank remarks: “These colors tend to be unsettling (and, indeed more unsettling when placed next to the occasional ‘normal’ color). They adhere to a beauty laced with toxin, as if mined rather than cultivated–sulfurs, coppers, cadmiums, leads”; an observation that Wilson gladly accepts.

PATRICK WILSON (b. 1970, Redding, CA) received his BA at the University of California Davis, Davis, CA and his MFA at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Recent solo exhibitions include Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; “Evolving Geometries: Line, Form, and Color,” Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA; “Steak Night,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; and “Patrick Wilson: Pull,” University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Pivotal: Highlights from the Collection,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; and “NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today,” Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of Achenbach Collection, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.;

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Minnesota Museum of American Art, Saint Paul, MN; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; Phyllis and Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art, Chapman University, Orange, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA.

Patrick Wilson lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.