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Born in 1965, Worthington Art has a very elusive nature. On the one hand, it exists as a very concrete, physical thing made of paint, canvas, wood, or whatever material or medium the artist has chosen. On the other hand—and at the same time—it calls us to a place beyond our normal experience of the world, to a place we might call spiritual. Art seems to be the vehicle through which we unite and understand these two worlds. Through our experience of art, we experience our everyday world transformed and reimagined. "In this body of work, I am using the landscape as a metaphor for art’s—and the artist’s—role in unifying the human experience of the physical and spiritual worlds. To illustrate this idea, I have divided the landscape image along the horizon into two physically separate paintings: the lower half (earth), representing the physical realm, and the upper half (sky, the ‘heavens’) representing the metaphysical, or spiritual realm. These two parts, seen separately, appear flat and incomprehensible, but once brought together, they form an image that acquires an unexpected unity of light, depth, and meaning. I find in this a fitting analogy to our experience of how, through our experience of art, the physical and spiritual worlds are brought together as one, each illuminating and clarifying the other."

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

Patrick Adams: New Work, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK


2016   

The Many and the One, Evansville Museum of Art, Science, and History, Evansville, IN

                       

In Two Worlds, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

                       

2015

Elemental Signs, Apostles Anglican Church, Lexington, KY              

 

In Two Worlds, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN

 

2012               

The Elements, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK

 

Of Water and Spirit, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

2010               

New Work, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

           

2009               

Heaven and Earth, Z. T. Johnson Gallery, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY

 

2008               

Outside Looking In, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

 

2007   

Patrick Adams, The Harcum Art Gallery, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH

           

Evidence, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

           

2006               

Of Light and Dust, Melanee Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL

 

2005               

A Delicate Balance, Gallery One, Nashville, TN
 

2004               

Real Presence, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

An Uncreated Light, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

 

2003               

Idylls, Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

2002               

Field of Vision, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

2001               

The Journey from Bonnieux, Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL

 

New Work, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

           

2000               

Layers of Time, Tower Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

Two-Person Exhibitions

 

2010   

Landscapes: Patrick Adams & Perry Brown, Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH.

 

Surfaces: Patrick Adams and Peter Hoffer, Gallery KH, Chicago, IL.

 

2008   

Intimate Spaces: New Works by Patrick Adams and Susan Hall. Gallery One, Nashville, TN.

           

Together Again for the First Time: New Paintings by Robert Tharsing and Patrick Adams, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY.

 

2007   

New Work: Patrick Adams and Tamar Kander, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY.

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2017  
ELEMENTS: An Exploration of Fragile Environments - Works by Patrick Adams, Angela To, Allison Stewart, Mill Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM, July 28th – August 26th
 

Dirty Pictures: Recent Abstract Expressionist Landscape Paintings by Patrick Adams, Donald Archer and Tom Peck, Atrium Gallery, Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA, May 4, 2017 - May 29, 2017

 

2014               

Essence of the Landscape, Art Access Gallery, Columbus (Bexley), OH

 

2013               

Art Aspen, Aspen, CO (represented by Costello-Childs Contemporary)

 

New Faces, Costello-Childs Contemporary Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

 

2012               

My Favorite Things, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

 

2010               

Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ

 

2009   

Paintings by Patrick Adams, Ron Arps, and Allen Crocket, Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH

 

2007   

Uncommon Wealth; A retrospective of past recipients of the prestigious Al Smith Fellowship Award (traveling exhibition, 2007-08), Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY

 

2006               

Angles on Abstract, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

 

2006               

Uncommon Wealth: Legacy of the Kentucky Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowships, Art League, Lexington, KY.

           

2005

Group Exhibition, Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL

 

2005   

The Ever-changing Landscape (invitational), Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, Louisville, KY

 

Grand Opening Exhibition, Gallery One, Nashville, TN

 

2003               

Exhibition 280/Parameters (catalogue available; Peter Plagens, Newsweek art critic, juror), Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

 

Between a Thought and a Thing, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY

 

Art Bound, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

 

2002               

Gallery 5017, Fort Worth, TX

           

2001               

Small Stuff, Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV

 

1999   

The Peripheral as Preoccupation, Studio San Guiseppe Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

 

Media/Reviews

 

James Fields, Patrick Adams: Light’s Mystery, Under Main (http://www.under-main.com/arts/patrick-adams-lights-mystery/), April 2017

 

Margaret Foster, Patrick Adams: Earth and Sky, The American Scholar (https://theamericanscholar.org/patrick-adams/#.WSCPyCMrI1g), March 20, 2017.

 

Alexandra Jean Harper, Messenger in a Homeless Culture, Artway Visual Meditation (www.artway.eu), January 31, 2016

 

People Magazine: Country Special Edition (Oct. 2011). Adams’ painting, ‘Rockface,’ appeared in an article on multi-Grammy Award winning artist and member of musical trio Lady Antebellum, Dave Haywood, who owns the painting.

 

Christopher A. Yates, In the Abstract: Works by 10 Painters Reflect Bold Journeys of the Imagination, Columbus Dispatch, January 17, 2010

 

Alexa Hinton, Artists Create Work with an Abstract Eye, Nashville City Paper, August 31, 2006

 

Laura Meyers, A Hint of Nature Characterizes Today’s Abstract Landscapes: Works Subtly Evoke a Sense of Time and Place, Art Business News, Feb. 2005

 

Brittany Griffin, A Delicate Balance, Jessamine Journal, June 16, 2005

 

Heather Castro, Abstract Landscapes include Touches of Humanity: Painter’s Layered Technique Hints at Effects of Time, Lexington Herald-Leader, Dec 12, 2004

 

Looking at Painting, a three-part KET/PBS series featuring 14 Kentucky artists. Aired Dec 5, 2001

 

Patrick Adams at Lydon Fine Art, Chicago. Gallery Guide (featured preview), Chicago/Midwest edition, Oct 2001

 

David Minton, Landscape, Abstraction Mingle Nicely in ‘Time’. Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov 5, 2000

 

Tim Staley, Landscape Painting at its Best, Kentucky Kernal, Oct 25, 2000

 

Ann McCarty, The Peripheral as Preoccupation, Dialogue Magazine, Nov/Dec, 1998

 

Owen Findsen, Landscapes Show Power of Imagination, Cincinnati Enquirer, Sept 1998

 

 

Al Smith Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, 2000

 

Al Smith Fellowship/Professional Assistance Award, Kentucky Arts Council, 1998

 

Teaching Assistantship/Full-Scholarship, University of Kentucky Art Department, 1990-92

 

Works by Patrick Adams

Order by

2018

25 x 25 cm

1000,00 €

2018

122 x 162 cm

8500,00 €

2018

122 x 137 cm

7500,00 €

2018

51 x 102 cm

6000,00 €

2018

107 x 122 cm

7000,00 €

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