: new works in pattern + repetition + motif
curated by Jason Andrew
organized by Norte Maar
Opening reception: Mon, Mar 16, 6-8pm
Mar 16-Jun 12, 2015
1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
(btwn 51st and 52nd Streets) NYC
Gallery hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
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 service
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 (btwn 51st 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 Spence
Colin Thomson Auguste Rhonda Tymeson
Lindsay Walt Jessica Weiss
Joan Witek Robert Zakanitch