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Patrick Wilson's struggle for the sublime

Patrick Wilson, Coutesy OCMA

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Patrick Wilson is a Los Angeles resident with a penchant for the kind of beauty you can't find in a sunset or a tree. He paints geometric shapes, mostly squares and rectangles and layers them densely on top one another. It's too polished to be your typical hard edge abstract paintings, and has too much going on to recall the finish fetish movement of the 1960's.

From the OCMA bio: Patrick Wilson was born 1970 in Redding, California; lives and works in Los Angeles. Wilson is a graduate of Claremont Graduate School (MFA, 1995) and the University of California, Davis (BA, 1993). He has had solo exhibitions at Marx & Zavattero, San Francisco; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; and Claremont Graduate University. His work has been shown at the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston; the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Jose Museum of Art, and other institutions.