John Overton Burns, Erich Haneberg, Keith Minchen, James Marino, Robert Lewis, Andy Chou, and Dan Carey
“Repetition doesn’t really exist…after a while the meaning keeps changing. Your brain is reconfiguring, reading it in a different way. Repetition is actually a chance for your brain to do the work.” -Brian Eno
Autism Services presents: REPETITION, work by 7 artists who use repetition in their creative process, in their physical use of materials gesturally, and in their imagery.
Repetition has been used by artists throughout history. Ancient painters recreated images and motifs to perfect them. Modern artists used repetition to introduce visual and optical ideas, and social concepts about automatization, reproduction and mass consumption.
Dubuffet said, “Art is at its best when it forgets its very name.” The works in this exhibit are not referencing art history and cannot be understood in terms of artistic innovation or ideas about society and progress. Each expresses something more personal and instinctual about the artist’s relationship with his imagination and materials. Some pieces are the direct outcome of artists working with their hands, fusing physical stimulation with chance and reflecting an impetus that places process over product. Each little drawing, each brushstroke, each twisted pipe cleaner or imaginary figure signifies something on a deep, inner level of importance and comfort for this group of artists.