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
MACAS 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 theartblog.org, Spacing Out - John Darling-Wolf and Abigail Patterson at Mount Airy Contemporary Artists Space, Sam Newhouse
5/10/2013 NewsWorks.org, Latest Mt. Airy gallery exhibit explores a dialogue between art and architecture, Jana Shea