Taking its title from a song by the band LCD Soundsystem, “On Repeat” brings together works by 14 artists who utilize, in incredibly diverse ways, strategies of patterning and repetition. Drawing on a range of influences and techniques, they turn to repeating motifs as a means to excavate and undermine the formal logic of their supports, while frequently incorporating the stuff of everyday life into their art. Turning away from the serial formalism of Minimalism, the artists here frequently embrace the imperfections of the handmade and the rhythmic properties of textiles. Materiality is crucial, as are echoes of 1970s movements such as Supports/Surfaces and Pattern & Decoration.
There's an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 7. The exhibit continues Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m., from October 12 through December 14.
Participating artists include: Jennifer Bartlett, Heather Bause, Christopher Cascio, Catherine Colangelo, Cheryl Donegan, Jacob El Hanani, Rachel Hecker, Gabriel de la Mora, Tameka Norris, James Radcliffe, Drew Shiflett, James Siena, Michael Toskovich, Claude Viallat.
After a month-long postponement due to Harvey, “On Repeat” will now open at Clarke & Associates on Saturday. Curated by poet and art critic (and University of Houston professor) Raphael Rubinstein, with a title borrowed from a LCD Soundsystem track, the exhibit will feature works from 14 artists – both well-established and up-and-coming – that focus on patterns and repetition. The exhibit, which includes such names as Jennifer Bartlett, Tameka Norris and James Siena, explores through a variety of mediums the logic of the artists’ supports (the base on which art is made) and also situates the work of younger contemporary artists with that of the deconstruction of the 1970s Supports/Surfaces movement. “On Repeat” will be on view by appointment through December 14.