IN LIVING PATTERN brings together the work of six artists who touch upon the physical nature of pattern. Each one challenges two-dimensional notions of pattern as flat, graphic, and repetitive, by creatively addressing its multi-dimensional diversity. Utilizing a wide variety of methods and materials, from soft fabrics to hardened steel, IN LIVING PATTERN is a chance to observe pattern as more than a multi-dimensional visual device. We may discover that pattern is indeed vital to intertwining the physical world we inhabit and imaginary places we seek to discover.
Curated by Tom Kotik
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
René Pierre Allain – René Pierre Allain is a Brooklyn based artist who makes constructed paintings. His works typically reside on the wall as paintings but includes materials such as plaster and steel; they are made using techniques usually found in construction and metal fabrication. In the past, the primarily abstract forms of the works have alluded to architectural and emblematic motifs and patterns. More recently, patterns of musical staves and bars form the underlying structure of the paintings. The work in this exhibition combines four paintings with staves wrapping around a sculptural cube in patterns of complementary colors.
Melissa Dadourian is a Brooklyn based artist working in textile media, painting and sculpture. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA in Combined Media and Painting from Hunter College. Dadourian has exhibited internationally and in New York. Recently Dadourian presented work at the Textile Arts Center as well as Chashama in Brooklyn. Residencies include Vermont Studio Center, MASS MoCA, The Textile Arts Center, and the American Academy in Rome and Citè Internationale des Artes in Paris.
Jesse Gelaznik, founder of Dirty Churches and composer, specializes in film soundtracks, as well as music for art performances and dance. His Dirty Churches opera ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS was performed in June of 2019 for a three night run at La MaMa Gelleria. Jesse also composed a prerecorded soundtrack for the play The ARTS which opened La MaMa’s 2019 season. Directors Daniel Garcia and Rania Attieh used his music in the feature film Initials S.G., which premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. He has been nominated for best score by the American Independent Film Awards for his work on the feature film H., which screened at Sundance, MoMA and the Berlin International Film Festival in 2014. Gelaznik’s collaborative project with Daniel Garcia, PWR&$$$, received a commission from the Sharjah Art Foundation for their Biennial X and was displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2012. Jesse also performed alto guitar in Glenn Branca’s 13th Symphony Hallucination City.
Rachael Tarravechia, who lives and works in Brooklyn, makes paintings, sculptures, and installations that investigate the relationship between popular culture and media, repetition and patterns, and question the luxury goods and the expectations that go along with them. Tarravechia received a B.F.A. in painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia. She has exhibited her work in exhibitions in Hong Kong, New York, France, and Georgia.
Monika Zarzeczna is a Dutch-Polish artist and occasional curator working in abstract sculpture and installations. Zarzeczna’s work stems from an exploration of materials, objects, forms and their perceived purpose, asking deeper questions regarding the intent and history of an object. Her work depicts ideas of transition, loss of an original function due to time, damage, relocation or obsoleteness — exploring the resulting in-betweeness. Zarzeczna’s work has been shown in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Canada and in the US in the Sculpture Center, LIC, the Lesley Heller Gallery and Spencer Brownstone Gallery in NYC and the David Castillo Gallery in Miami, among other venues. She held a residency at the Museum of Arts and Design,NYC, Inverness County Centre for the Art on Cape Breton, NS, Canada, the Skowhegan School of Painting, the Contemporary Festival Arte d’Avanguardia , Sardinia, and the WCC Center for the Arts, USA. She lives and has a studio in Sunset Park, Brooklyn as a resident of the Chashama Studio Program.
Andrew Zimmerman is an artist whose work explores the intersection between painting and sculpture, art and design, and the hand-made and the mass-produced. In 2018 he received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant as well as a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. He also exhibited a solo show Under/Cut at The Korn Gallery at Drew University. In 2019 he had a solo show, Broad Reach, at Sears Peyton Gallery, where he has been represented since 2006. In August and September of this year he will be attending The MacDowell Colony.