The Philadelphia Inquirer | “Here are the shows you should see in Philly art galleries now” (2020)
In Patrick Maguire’s paintings, individual, repetitious touches of paint amass to form a psychological landscape. These works produce the sensation of levitating at the very threshold of a portal. Like pulling open a veil or peering through a window, Maguire beckons the viewer into the unknown with him. (excerpt from Tiger Strikes Asteroid) …read more

Art Forum | Critic’s Picks (2016)
In his latest exhibition, Patrick Maguire stages nine new, formally complex oil paintings on the walls of a carefully altered version of this gallery. …read more

Title Magazine | Monument Valley (2016)
Where at the center of the room I feel location and climate, at its perimeter I feel color as light, days, and nights. It is in the paintings that we really get to a sense of time. The surfaces achieve a state of finish that creates a suspension – a density of pigment, of color, of stroke has made the surface a singular moment, where one cannot distinguish linearity but rather must see everything at once. In that density, when we see the presence of the hand in each touch, we see a repeated statement: now, now, now. …read more

Title Magazine | Consider again, That dot, that’s home, That’s here, That’s us (2014)
From the title of the show to its careful curation (including artist-built sectional walls within the gallery space), the result was an immersive landscape, a casual yet careful conversation between two artists, deftly exploring and questioning the possibilities of an imagined and material beyond.. …read more

New American Paintings | MFA Annual Competition Winner, Issue 105 (2013)
During a time of family loss, I made small-scale drawings and paintings of fragmented figures. Each part of the figure—the foot, for example—became a character for me. The characters, or rather I the painter, desired to recreate a state of wholeness. The more I tried to piece them back, the more impossible the task became. Eventually a narrative developed and my characters migrated into the landscapes I grew up in. …read more