Patrick Alston’s work often centers around vital socio-political topics such as identity and language. This new body of work points to an evolution in the artist’s practice—striking in its openness and gestural expression. With this suite of paintings Alston shifts his focus to embracing freedom of movement and making way for honest, intimate conversations between himself and the canvas. This show highlights an artist at work, on a creative battlefield of exploration, unveiling one’s journey through the complexity of diverse compositions. In the realm of artistic expression, the hand of the artist takes center stage, serving as a mighty force that propels the gestural mark into existence. It becomes the cornerstone of the artist’s practice, a sacred and pivotal element that breathes life into Alston’s visual language.