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Patrick O'Rourke
All that remains

31 May - 24 June 2012

In All that remains, Patrick O'Rourke presents two intertwining series' of works, Passage - exploring
exteriority - and Still - exploring interiority. Through the mundaneness of urban landscapes (Passage)
and the private and emotive happenings there within (Still), O'Rourke traverses the physical and
psychological of contemporary sub-urban being.


O'Rourke is an eloquent mark-maker, drawing equally (metaphorically and physically) from the depths
within, and that ofhis surrounding environment. Utilizing charcoal, pastel, ink and pencil - quite often
on the very surfaces from that within which he begins his investigation; cupboard doors, plasterboard
from demolished walls.


All that remains 'developed from the concept of erasing one's own past as easily as a child would
rub-out a drawing that they were unhappy with', and it is this rubbing and erasure of space that evokes
and disrupts notions of time, memory and emotion. O'Rourke rigorously delves into and highlights the
notion that 'no matter how hard we try to forget or erase... a trace remains'.
   

Patrick O'Rourke is a Petersham-based emerging artist from Manchester, UK. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
with Honours from Staffordshire University, England in 2005 and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions through Sydney,
Bathurst and the United Kingdom.



List of Artworks:

*please click on thumbnail images to enlarge


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(above, from left to right)

1. Still: September / 2011 / charcoal and pastels on found wood / 139 x 61cm
2. Still: October / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 139 x 61cm
3. Still: November / 2011 / charcoal and pastels on found wood / 111 x 55cm

 




(above, from left to right, top row to bottom row)

4. Passage: Sydney no.3 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
5. Passage: Sydney no.2 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm

6. Passage: Sydney no.1 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm

7. Still: Something by the Smiths played / 2012 /
ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
8. Passage: Stoke / 2012 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 89 x 101cm
9. Still: Just passed 10:45 / 2011 /
ink on paper / 35 x 45cm





(above, from left to right, top row to bottom row)
10. Passage: Sydney no.6 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
11. Still: Ten years / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm

12. Still: Please hang up and try again / 2011 /
charcoal and pastels on found wood / 68 x 91cm
13.
Still: Lady Madonna / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 68 x 91cm
14. Relic no.3: Colour television / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 68 x 91cm
15.
Relic no.1: Drain / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 68 x 91cm





(above, from left to right, top row to bottom row)
16. Still: 2am / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
17. Passage: Sydney no.7 (Motel) / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm

18. Still: Of deaf ears / 2012 /
ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
19.
Passage: Sydney no.4 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm
20. Still: You'll follow me down / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood / 91 x 68cm
21.
Passage: Sydney no.5 / 2012 / ink on paper / 35 x 45cm




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(above, from left to right)

22. Still: Remainder / 2011 / charcoal and pastels on found wood / 121 x 53cm
23. Relic no.2: Shower / 2011 /charcoal and pastels on found wood /
121 x 53cm
24. Still: This is how the world ends / 2012 / charcoal and pastels on found wood /
121 x 53cm



Installation views:

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Photos of Patrick doing a live drawing - Still: This is how the world ends, 23-24 June 2012:



Read Patrick O'Rourke's exhibition essay HERE



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