In July, photographer Patrick McMahon challenges the public with his breathtaking abstracts during his solo exhibition running July 6 - 29, 2016 from at San Diego Pride Offices (3620 30th Street, San Diego, California, USA). This exhibition of macro-photography is curated by The Studio Door in partnership with Art of Pride and San Diego Pride. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Patrick's vision does not focus on the flowers, insects and other small objects. Instead, McMahon takes viewers through his world travels by capturing sidewalk fractures, weathered graffiti and monument craftsmanship. Reception to be held on Saturday, July 9th from 6 - 8 PM.

As an artist, Patrick McMahon’s primary medium is photography. With his diverse background in art, writing, music, and engineering, he is able to approach creative expression from a range of viewpoints. His recent work explores the universal through the macro lens. Extreme close-ups when enlarged become expressions of his soul, and for the observer, windows into other worlds.

His photo work has been exhibited nationally for over twenty years and featured in numerous group and solo shows. Most recently, Patrick's photography was seen in The Studio Door's 50 TO WATCH, a regional exhibition that produces a national publication. His inclusion was juried in by curators of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Mingei International Museum. He has also conducted expressive arts seminars throughout the country.

He was born in Chicago, has lived all over the United States, and currently resides in San Diego. His published memoir, Becoming Patrick, was a San Diego Book Awards Finalist. He currently plays in two music groups.

Just down the street located along the 30th Corridor in North Park is the event producer The Studio Door (3750 30th Street). The art center showcases working artist studios and a visual arts gallery that rotates exhibits monthly. Director Patric Stillman was named Mentor of the Year by Professional Artist Magazine earlier this year for his work with visual artists. July will kick off a free Art History Lecture Series with Irish artist Stephen Morris and be exhibiting the works of 8 San Diego-based arts organizations. To learn more about Patrick McMahon and The Studio Door, please visit www.thestudiodoor.com or visit the gallery during open hours (Tues - Sat Noon - 7 PM / Sun Noon - 4 PM).