John Darling-Wolf and Abigail Patterson

John Darling-Wolf and Abigail Patterson

At MACAS (Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space)

May 4th – June 8th 2013
Opening Reception Saturday May 4th 6-9 PM

John Darling-Wolf
Abigail Patterson

25 West Mt Airy Avenue, Philadelphia PA
(267) 270-2787
Gallery Hours by appointment

The works of John Darling-Wolf and Abigail Patterson represent an ongoing conversation between architecture and art.

John Darling-Wolf, a dual US/Canadian citizen of Ukrainian origin who currently resides in Mt. Airy, is an architect, sculptor and printmaker whose various practices are informed and inscribed upon each other. For this exhibition, Darling-Wolf includes a series of prints and sculptures where this inscription is literal – the plates used for the prints are then manipulated – bent, curled into “Tag Sculptures”. Darling-Wolf also presents related works specifically produced for this exhibition and dialogue with the works by Abigail Patterson.

Abigail Patterson is a painter, collagist and printmaker based in Wilmington, Delaware. The works Patterson includes in this exhibition are from three distinct series, but share aspects of process, perspective, and media. The materials include woodblock printing, graphite rubbings, collage, and drawing. Patterson’s works explore structure and form, alluding to the narrative properties of implied architectonic space. Patterson’s imagery of enclosures, dividers and containers retain a fundamental abstract quality and define volumes that feel at once sculptural and theatrical.

It is with great pleasure that MACAS presents this exhibition.


5/31/2013, Spacing Out – John Darling-Wolf and Abigail Patterson at Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Sam Newhouse

5/10/2013, Latest Mt. Airy gallery exhibit explores a dialogue between art and architecture, Jana Shea