Tommy Fitzpatrick

PORTICO

2017
acrylic on canvas
32 x 40 inches

For over two decades, Tommy Fitzpatrick’s work has focused on the subject of architecture. A recent body of work takes Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1940 development Crystal Cities as its inspiration. Daring in its scale, use of material, and aesthetic vision, the unrealized project was a launch point for Fitzpatrick’s paintings and accompanying sculptural assemblages made from colorful transparent plastic. Based on Russian Constructivist ideas, the sculptures exist as architectural stand-ins and still lifes for Fitzpatrick’s paintings. In Portico, the leaning transparent forms conjure a futuristic ruin where promising ideas are now in decay. Fitzpatrick has shown in exhibitions worldwide. His paintings are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; and the Menil Collection, Houston.

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