Slow Geometry
19 x 12 inches
ink and acrylic on paper

“I make works on paper as I am composing larger and more involved pieces.They generally start with layers of loose brushstrokes of color. I use the paper partly as a way to test the intensity of the dye I use and to get the feel for the brush, material, and movement I want. The layering creates a deeper and more active space, more watery and incandescent. They are finished with patterns of black ink marks, dashes, squiggles, strokes, blobs, shapes, and symbols. These are made with brushes and sometimes using studio materials as another tool for making images. In this work I inked a square piece of Carrara marble to make prints of its shape. The marble refers to its use in my sculptures and the physicality of the stone impression becomes evident in the paper itself.”

Patrick Hill is a sculptor and painter. He is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, and Sculpture Center, among others. He received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the Otis College of Art and Design.

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