Patric Hanley will be an artist-in-residence at The Elizabeth Collective in Midtown, New York. The rising Brooklyn-based artist specializes in gestural paintings made using oil paints in gradations of vivid tones. Abstract shapes fill his compositions portraying half circles, wavy lines and dynamic motifs that evoke the human body as well as natural landscapes.
The artist will unveil mixed-media works on wood panel for the first time at the residency — made using oil, acrylic and spray paint. Small works on paper will also be on view throughout the weeklong installment. Ranging in scale, the artworks will be displayed across one entire floor of the townhome. The establishment is the namesake of the late iconic actress, Elizabeth Taylor, who formerly resided in the Beaux-Arts mansion designed by famed architects Warren and Whitmore.
“Starting with the gesture is what really informed these paintings. The gesture drawings change in the paintings through the use of materials, such as acrylic, spray paint, oil and different techniques of blending,” says the artist.
Patric Hanley’s process and gestural artworks will be on view at The Elizabeth Collective through August 19-25.