Patrick Angus
Patrick Angus (1953 – 1992)
15 Jan – 6 Mar 2021
39 Walker

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Patrick Angus, Patrick Angus (1953 – 1992), Installation view, Bortolami, New York, NY, 2021

The exhibition presents three quintessential paintings and an extensive selection of works on paper spanning from the late 1970s until the artist’s untimely death in 1992. Angus keenly drew what he saw, and in these early portraits he renders men in graphite, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor and oil—lounging, sleeping, and posing in figure drawing classes and domestic interiors. Captured in a fluid yet sharply observant style, Angus shepherded in a unique form of expressive social realism.

Works

Installation view of displayed artwork titled I Get Weak

I Get Weak, 1991

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky, 1990

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Self-Portrait as Picasso

Self-Portrait as Picasso, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Installation view of displayed artwork titled Untitled

Untitled, 1980

Press

Cassie Packard Patrick Angus’s Honest Images of Gay Life Hyperallergic 22 Feb 2021Martina Matteucci, Davide Pirovano Interview with Fabio Cherstich – ‘Patrick Angus,’ at the Bortolami Gallery in New York ATP Diary 17 Feb 2021Blake Oetting Critics’ Pick Artforum 17 Feb 2021Jerry Saltz See Patrick Angus Vulture 15 Feb 2021Hilton Als Goings on About Town The New Yorker Feb 2021Terence Trouillot The Best Shows in New York Right Now Frieze 27 Jan 2021Balasz Takac How Patrick Angus Portrayed the Gay Experience in 1980s New York Widewalls 19 Jan 2021Francesco Moscatelli In New York two Italians consecrate the “Toulouse Lautrec of Times Square” La Stampa 15 Jan 2021