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.
Jodie Roth Cooper
Marston A. Jaquis
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