Patrick Angus Exhibition


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Bortolami Gallery presents an exhibition of historical works by Patrick Angus (1953-1992), an artist known for his strikingly intimate portraits of men and honest depictions of the gay experience in 1980s New York.

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.

Patrick Angus (1953-1992) was born in North Hollywood, California and died in New York City. Past exhibitions include Body. Gaze. Power. - A Cultural History of the Bath, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, in 2020; Patrick Angus: Voyeur, Long Beach Museum of Art, California, in 2019; On Our Backs: The Revolutionary Art of Queer Sex Work, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY in 2019; Patrick Angus. Landscapes and Portraits, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2019; Patrick Angus. Private Show, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, in 2017; Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Arkansas, in 2015; First Sight, Loom Gallery, Milan, Italy, in 2015; and Patrick Angus, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany, in 2015. A monograph on Patrick Angus was published by Hatje Cantz in 2016 and a publication on the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart by Distanz Verlag in 2017. Angus is represented in the collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, NY, the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany, and the Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany. The estate of Patrick Angus is represented by Galerie Thomas Fuchs.



from January 15, 2021 to February 27, 2021

Opening Reception on 2021-01-15 from 11:00 to 18:00


Patrick Angus

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