Patrick Maguire: Day Residue

Exhibition Info
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
To say Patrick Maguire's life (1988-2021) was well-lived is an understatement. Passion, vigor, and creativity fueled everything he did.

Patrick Maguire forged his own path which took him from Detroit to Grand Rapids to Philadelphia, and most recently to his farm in Howell, MI, where he spent his last year restoring a vintage farmhouse, raising chickens, and researching and planting a world-class organic vegetable garden. A selfless person to the end, he joyfully shared his time, talent, and the fruits of his labor with his loved ones. His presence and spirit are still felt by all those who crossed his path. Maguire received his MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and his family and friends thank PAFA for generously hosting this exhibition.

Mirroring the immense generosity of the artist, Maguire’s paintings provide nourishment for reflection and curiosity. Composed of row upon row of diminutive marks of color, the paintings suggest architecture, portals, and specters, and offer a space for contemplating our own impermanence. Although Maguire has passed through a portal of his own, he has left behind these gateways that allow us to be in touch with his spirit even while we remain in this realm.

Maguire has shown in Philadelphia venues including Temple Contemporary, Marginal Utility (solo), Fleisher/Ollman, University City Arts League (solo); Space 1026 (two person exhibition with Adam Lovitz); Ice Box Project Space, and Little Berlin. Nationally, he exhibited at Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC; Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI; and Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI.

Image Information: Patrick Maguire, Untitled (A MIND IN A FIELD OF TIME), 2017 Oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches
PMAG 14, Credit: Courtesy the estate of Patrick Maguire