Patrick Graham

Jack Rutberg Fine Arts


It’s almost not there. There isn’t much at first glance, even with long looks, just an irritating sense of contempt with familiarity. And suddenly you notice the large forms are subtly sculpted, or a spectacular piece of drawing’s stuck in here, or a finely-modeled head in a wash with pencil structures superimposed, giving a flickering instant to this part of the work. It’s the same old thing of art—you’re there, it’s there, and the word Odalisque floats away consciously like notes of music inscribed across the canvas, or Breath or Swan

Odalisque Series
Mixed Media on Board
32 x 44 inches