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Patrick McFarlin: Lost & Found
September 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Described as a quintessentially American narrative painter, McFarlin is a brilliant draughtsman and gestural colorist. The exhibition Lost & Found draws lines of interest between McFarlin’s past and new works, and between personal inspirations from Van Gogh and Pissarro. The show is a tribute to one of New Mexico’s most accomplished artists.
Lost & Found features new work exploring the subject of the painter on the plein-air path. The exhibition also includes a retrospective selection of McFarlin’s poetic Irish landscapes, as well as works from his series Scratches on the Wall.
In recent months, McFarlin has been revisiting Van Gogh and making art inspired by his work: “My paintbrush received a big push by the rediscovery of a work from 1972—a maquette for an art billboard based on Van Gogh’s Bridge at Arles. In 2020, I began revisiting Vincent and making art tangential to his body of work. At first drawings on a small scale then life-size drawings of the painter on the plein-air path and eventually even larger murals on my studio walls.”