patrick hill

The exhibition also features Patrick Hill’s paintings, as much reliefs as paintings the works contain concrete “brushstrokes” that have been stained with inks and fabric dyes. Hill scores the concrete with a knife, as though drawing a line in a freshly poured sidewalk. As with the sculptures, Hill applies concrete to unlikely materials; in this case, canvas stretched on ingeniously thin supports that hold the weight of the concrete in a vertical position. Like an Abstract Expressionist, Hill makes his paintings horizontally on the floor. Only after they are dry can they be displayed on the wall.

Patrick Hill
Portrait, 2009
concrete, dye, ink, acrylic paint, linen, wood, staples
22 x 17 inches
55.9 x 43.2 cm

Wall hanging
, ca. 1965