Patterning: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space - Brooklyn, NY

June 17 – July 30, 2017 - Opening June 17, 2017

Artists: Grace DeGennaro, Elizabeth Duffy, Alexander Gorlizki, Donna Ruff, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Marietta Hoferer, Taney Roniger, Sepideh Salehi

Curator's Talk: Samantha Friedman, "Patterning: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles"

Nature and mathematics also converge in the practice of Grace DeGennaro, whose works, in the artist’s words, “are rooted in the tradition of geometric abstraction but reference non-Western traditions such as Byzantine mosaics, Indian tantra drawings and Navajo weavings.”  Subtle washes of watercolor yield symmetrical compositions of circles and triangles, which are then heightened with small beads of colored pigment.  These patterns accumulate according to the Fibonacci sequence (in which each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two numbers) or the principle of gnomonic growth (in which the final form reflects the shape of the original “seed” form), to create a visible record of time.

- Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.