Fitzpatrick, Tommy_Inman Gallery_lr

Tommy Fitzpatrick

ESKIMO BOWLINE
2014
acrylic on canvas
20 x 18 x 2 inches

After decades of relying on architectural forms of steel and glass for his subject matter, Austin artist Tommy Fitzpatrick reconfigured the familiar industrial materials he knew into tangled abstract paintings. In Eskimo Bowline, Fitzpatrick allows the red-orange beams to stack up within the canvas, giving weight and realism to the structure through shadows, highlights, and reflections. Close inspection of the labyrinth of shadows points to other beams unseen, implying that the given view only contains a fraction of the overall structure.

estimated retail value: $4,500

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courtesy of the artist, inman gallery, houston;
and holly johnson gallery, dallas
websites: tommyfitzpatrick.com, inmangallery.com, hollyjohnsongallery.com