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To Dream, to Collect


Patrick Adams

1965 United States

5 Works exhibited

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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



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


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


In Two Worlds, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY



Elemental Signs, Apostles Anglican Church, Lexington, KY              


In Two Worlds, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN



The Elements, Aberson Exhibits, Tulsa, OK


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



New Work, Gallery One, Nashville, TN



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



Outside Looking In, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY



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


Evidence, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY



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



A Delicate Balance, Gallery One, Nashville, TN


Real Presence, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY


An Uncreated Light, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY



Idylls, Lydon Fine Art, Chicago, IL



Field of Vision, Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, KY



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


New Work, Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY



Layers of Time, Tower Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, KY


Two-Person Exhibitions



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


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



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.



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


Group Exhibitions


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



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



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


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



My Favorite Things, Gallery One, Nashville, TN



Morpeth Contemporary, Hopewell, NJ



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



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



Angles on Abstract, Gallery One, Nashville, TN



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



Group Exhibition, Mary Bell Galleries, Chicago, IL



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


Grand Opening Exhibition, Gallery One, Nashville, TN



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



Gallery 5017, Fort Worth, TX



Small Stuff, Annex Gallery, Charleston, WV



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




James Fields, Patrick Adams: Light’s Mystery, Under Main (, April 2017


Margaret Foster, Patrick Adams: Earth and Sky, The American Scholar (, March 20, 2017.


Alexandra Jean Harper, Messenger in a Homeless Culture, Artway Visual Meditation (, 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

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25 x 25 cm

1000,00 €


122 x 162 cm

8500,00 €


122 x 137 cm

7500,00 €


51 x 102 cm

6000,00 €


107 x 122 cm

7000,00 €


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