Patrick McDonough: The Sun and Shade Project

Miami, Florida
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Patrick McDonough: The Sun and Shade Project

Site95 at 44 NE 29th Street, Miami, Florida

Additional Awning locations on the façades of Dimensions Variable (on NE 1st Avenue between NE 10th Street and NE 11th Street) and The Fountainhead Studios (North Miami Avenue and 75th Street)

June 6 – June 30

Opening: Friday, June 6, 2014, 5-8pm

Artist Talk: Friday, June 6, 2014 6pm

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Site95 is pleased to present Patrick McDonough’s solo project “The Sun and Shade Project” in Miami. The project, comprised of outdoor painting and architectural sculpture, focuses on the physical and social setting of the city of Miami. It identifies with the every day structures the public encounters while raising awareness and reflection of environmental issues.

On a donated lot of Lombardi Properties in the Wynwood District, McDonough will install a large-scale outdoor mural. The large-scale mural will face the open space and painted with disused, recycled paints. The design itself will borrow patterns from solar PV cells, linking awareness to our environment while exploring sustainability, aesthetics and free time. In large scale, the brightly colored pattern creates a striking contrast against the Miami sky.

McDonough will also present a series of “Awning Studies” around the downtown area of Miami including Lombardi Properties, Dimensions Variable, and The Fountainhead Residency and Studios. “Awning Studies” have been made from a diverse variety of materials and presented at public locations including: the Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, Marvin Gaye Park, Washington DC, and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. In this particular series, McDonough considers topical issues of flooding in the area where the awnings may be considered as either disaster signs or signals of safe gathering places at cultural facilities. The awnings comply with the same technical and historical design researched within the Miami community as they investigate concepts of use, value, leisure, ornament, and community as they are interpreted as a social space.

Born in 1982, Patrick McDonough completed his MFA at George Washington University and BS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Selected exhibitions include: “brightveridiansentinelevents,” American University Museum, Washington DC, 2013, “Urban Interactions” Site95 at the Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, 2013, “all i want is to be a happy man,” G Fine Art, Washington DC, 2012, “Abstracting the Seam,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2013, “Love to Love You,” MassMOCA, North Adams, MA, 2013, and “Mutual Friends,” Present Company, Brooklyn, NY, 2012.

This exhibition was made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, Lombardi Properties, The Fountainhead Residency, Dimensions Variable, Miami Worldcenter, NAME Publications, O-Gee Paint, Lina Hargrett, Jon and Elaine Kent, and Comet Ping Pong.

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