NM announces major exhibition featuring: pattern + repetition + motif

Norte Maar, between a place and candy, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, gallery, pattern, repetition, motif

New York, NY – Norte Maar is pleased to present a major exhibition surveying new work in pattern, repetition and motif titled”between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif.” The exhibition will be held at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery (btwn51st and 52nd Street, NYC) and will open with a public reception on Monday, March 16 from 6-8pm. The show will continue through June 12 with gallery hours Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. This exhibition continues Norte Maar’s mission of re-presenting and supporting the advancement of innovative and transgressive work of both emerging, mid-career and historic artists.

Curated by Jason Andrew and organized by Norte Maar, this exhibition brings together a diverse selection of artists where pattern, repetition, and motif play vital roles in the inspiration, development and completion of their work. Each has devised a system or strategy for composing ideas, yet all retain a sense of improvisation in the process.

The title takes its cue from a poem by Gertrude Stein, who more than one hundred years ago was seeking a literary equivalent to cubism and attempted in her prose to “banish memory” to “articulate a continuous present where writing recreates itself anew in each successive moment.” Stein’s writing, considered both repetitive and illogical, stretched the medium of fiction and reality, time and place.

The work of these thirty artists should be seen through this early modernist lens.

In their individual way, each, like Stein, use individualized systems to push beyond a mere optical phenomenon, revealing a personal narrative that borders on fictional and real. This unique characteristic introduces new chapter in the history associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement of the 1970’s.

Featuring works by:
Emily Berger     Samantha Bittman
Jeri Coppola     Paul D’Agostino
Rob de Oude     Lori Ellison
David Fratkin     Hermine Ford
Rico Gatson     Julia K Gleich
Tamara Gonzales     Libby Hartle
Molly Heron     Mary Judge
Robin Kang     Leslie Kerby
Lori Kirkbride     Kerry Law
Margaret Lanzetta     Niki Lederer
David Poppie     John Silvis
Natalie Simon     Andrew Spense
Colin Thomson     Auguste Rhonda Tymeson
Lindsay Walt     Jessica Weiss
Joan Witek     Robert Zakanitch

between a place and candy: new work in pattern + repetition + motif is sponsored by the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle, as a community based public servicee

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