10 OCTOBER - 30 NOVEMBER 2014
Patrick Hill (born 1972) is an artist based in Los Angeles.
Hill was born in Michigan. His abstract sculptures juxtapose hard and soft materials and references to Minimalism and the human body. Common materials are wood, stone, steel, fabric dye and glass. Hill also makes paintings on un-primed canvas with oil paint and various organic pigments. He studied with controversial Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson. Employing the language of abstract sculpture, Patrick Hill creates highly referential, narrative constructions in the tradition of Anthony Caro and Barry Le Va. Hill opposes hard, architectural elements (stone, glass, brass, wood) with soft, supple materials (ribbon, canvas, wool), combining Minimalist forms with a more feminine tradition. Often alluding to unpleasant or distasteful aspects of the physicality of the human body, Hill is interested in the phenomenology of his work, inviting the viewer into difficult dialogues.
He participated in the 2008 Whitney Biennial.