I’ll have one Interface image addressing the theme of repetition at Pro Arts gallery starting Jan 6 2017.
January 6 – January 27, 2017
During the Post-WWII era, repetition became a tool in art as both a commentary and critique of a changing society. From the serial works of Pop artists and the manufacturing techniques of many Minimalists, the prevalence of repeated forms and images directly responded to ideas of authenticity and ownership. In our current social, economic, and political climate, many are concerned that we are doomed to repeat past mistakes: be it the resurgence of Nationalism, segregation, authoritarian governments, or environmental disasters. In this context, we are excited to present a range of artists who are inspired by this contemporary context.
- Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 2017 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm
- Pro Arts Gallery (map)
- 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 (near 12th st BART)
- ‘Turing’s Echo’ draws meaning out of repetition
- Dailycal.org review (link or PDF)
- “Even the title of Linderman and Nicolini’s work allows there to be some derivable commentary on individualism. But Ari Salomon’s abstract pigment print, “Interface #3425 (Western Addition),” doesn’t unanimously speak to an opinion about anything in particular despite its clear use of repetition in shapes and shading.”
Looking forward to meeting you there.
Participating Artists: Jason Challas, Amanda Church, Rachael Cleveland & Anna Muselmann, Mark Hendricks, Mikey Kelly, Kathleen King, Dara Lorenzo, Kathleen McLean, Christine Meuris, William Moriarty, Dan Nelson, Palesa Nicolini & Jennifer Linderman, Melanie Piech, Ari Salomon, Katie Swan Laich, and Monica Tiulescu