David Kordansky Gallery

  • Patrick Hill
October 22 — November 27, 2004

  • Installation view
  • Installation view
  • For Billy, 2004, rice paper, davey board, glue, wood, glass, ribbon, acrylic and watercolor paint, 37 x 22 inches in diameter (94 x 55.9 cm in diameter)
  • Untitled (Sculpture For The Dead), 2004, wood, formica, denim, dye, acrylic glue, glue, glass, 65.5 x 64.125 x 109.5 inches (166.4 x 162.9 x 278.1 cm)
  • Untitled (Sculpture For The Dead), 2004, (detail) wood, formica, denim, dye, acrylic glue, glue, glass, 65.5 x 64.125 x 109.5 inches (166.4 x 162.9 x 278.1 cm)
  • Ann Arbor Is A Mother, 2003-2004, wood, canvas, wallpaper, dye, glue, acrylic glue, glass, 37.25 x 37 x 33 inches (94.6 x 94 x 83.8 cm)
  • Anti-Tumor Painting One, 2004, paper, acrylic paint, crushed blackberry, polymer, dye, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

For immediate release

 

David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to present Los Angeles based artist Patrick Hill in his first solo exhibition. The exhibition will open on October 22nd 2004 and be on view until November 27th.

 

Patrick Hill’s lyrical new sculptures gracefully suggest worlds beyond themselves. Personal and autobiographical concerns are encoded within a shifting perceptual framework of balance, weight, gravity, opacity, transparency, and color. Subtle exchanges between what is visible and what is personal to the artist drive the viewer’s experience of this work. Small shifts can be visceral, creating a highly charged dynamic out of successive moments in time. In works fashioned from both fragile and rough materials (glass, cloth, wood, rocks, and ribbon), narratives and memorials emerge out of what is seemingly nonrepresentational.

Untitled (Sculpture for the Dead)
 explores issues of mortality and monumentality. Glass sheets stand on a low, altar-like platform that is draped by a hand-dyed denim runner. The glass pieces lean on each other in a bodily manner, creating a multi-dimensional reflective space that is at one moment tangible and the next, fleeting. The sculpture is both offering and operating table. Through intertwining themes of danger, sorrow, loss, and healing, this exhibition investigates the relationship of catharsis to meaning in works of art.

 

Patrick Hill is an artist based in Los Angeles. He has previously exhibited his work at Marc Foxx, Midway Contemporary Art, Minn., and Exit Art, New York. This is his first solo exhibition in the United States.

 

For more information please contact the gallery at (323) 222-1482, send a fax to (323) 227-7933 or email info@davidkordanskygallerygallery.com