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Holly Johnson Gallery will present the opening of "Open Source," an exhibition of new paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick. This marks Fitzpatrick’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery and demonstrates how our perception of the built environment can evolve over time. These new paintings embrace a greater ambiguity and make them visible in a new and exciting way.

Architecture has long been a primary source of inspiration for Fitzpatrick. He sees architecture as a record of past ideas, and his works present both their ruins and their utopian potential. Until 2020, he worked from models - either handmade sculptural forms or forms constructed digitally - to make his paintings. This contradiction between real and illusion is the terrain he has been exploring for decades.

Fitzpatrick has been exploring a new mode of inspiration with SketchUp, an architectural software that creates "happy accidents" leading to obscure any logical reading of the works. Applying paint using tools rather than traditional brushes – is also a new process in the studio.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through December 22.

Holly Johnson Gallery will present the opening of "Open Source," an exhibition of new paintings by Tommy Fitzpatrick. This marks Fitzpatrick’s sixth solo exhibition at the gallery and demonstrates how our perception of the built environment can evolve over time. These new paintings embrace a greater ambiguity and make them visible in a new and exciting way.

Architecture has long been a primary source of inspiration for Fitzpatrick. He sees architecture as a record of past ideas, and his works present both their ruins and their utopian potential. Until 2020, he worked from models - either handmade sculptural forms or forms constructed digitally - to make his paintings. This contradiction between real and illusion is the terrain he has been exploring for decades.

Fitzpatrick has been exploring a new mode of inspiration with SketchUp, an architectural software that creates "happy accidents" leading to obscure any logical reading of the works. Applying paint using tools rather than traditional brushes – is also a new process in the studio.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through December 22.

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WHERE

Holly Johnson Gallery
1845 E Levee St #100, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/exhibition/160/press_release/

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Admission is free.

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