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Patternality

exhibition, painting, visual art

September 13, 2018 - November 15, 2018


Exhibition Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm

Republic Plaza
370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

FREE OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, September 13, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Patternality presents contemporary repetitive designs and imagery with definitive personalities, in both muted and flamboyant colors, featuring reflective markings as well as active dynamic compositions. 2D and 3D works are included in a variety of media from paintings and prints to sculpture and mixed media.

Participating Artists

Jennifer Bain
Heather Bentz
Joseph Coniff
Jodie Roth Cooper
Haze Diedrich
Madeleine Dodge
Marston A. Jaquis
Jerry Johnson
Jeff Kahm
Richard Kallweit
Aaron Karp
Andrew Libertone
Michael McClung
Sean O’Meallie
Collin Parson
Clark Richert
Annalee Schorr

Curator’s Statement

The aesthetic of ‘pattern’ can be created through line, color, shape, shading and spatial juxtaposition or any combination thereof. It is an age-old design modality, preferred by artists for centuries; from culture to culture worldwide. However, it is the outside influence upon the inner world of the artist that determines the final visual presentation.

Contemporary artists have been drawn to patterning from a broad variety of influences: from the sensibilities of indigenous markings, mimicking the rhythm and repetition found inherently in nature, to folk art motifs, architectural constructs or scientific and geometric concepts that have progressed over the last several centuries.

Today artists integrate variations of these and other influences into their work, in abstract, non-objective ways, from fluid and amorphous to definitive and geometric. It is through this contemporary art of abstraction that ‘pattern’ takes on a personality of its own, mimicking the vision of its maker, hence the impetus for this exhibit: Patternality

– Andra Archer