Texture/Pattern with Adam Belt, Kim MacConnel, Ed Moses, Anne Mudge, Zak Ové, Andrew Pasquella, Christopher Puzio & Brian Wills runs from July 15 to Aug 26 at Quint Gallery (5171 H Santa Fe St. SD) Thurs to Sat 10am - 4pm
I am a huge fan of pattern painting which I discovered in 1980’s. I like the pure joy and energy of the clashing color with the overlay of some systems of structure. There is not much conceptual content or even underlying message for these works so I guess they fall under the category of art for arts sake. But when Quint Contemporary put on this show of Texture/Pattern, they are showing it side by side with new “drawings” by Robert Irwin. I would not think of Irwin as a pattern painter and that was not probably the intention of the simultaneous showing, but Robert Irwin is continually re-inventing the way we see. And I think all these work achieve that goal.
For Irwin, he wants to be”… making a painting without making a ‘mark’ at all.” He does this by using ordinary florescent tube housing with slightly altered neon tubes that are never turned on. From a distance especially these read as lines on a wall, with the shadows and reflection adding to the interest. Simply by calling them drawings, he makes us see these items in a new way. Robert Pincus wrote a lovely introduction to this show, so don’t miss that.
|Kim MacConnel, SD Art Prize recipient|
|Richard Allen Morris, SD Art Prize recipient|
|Adam Belt, SD Art Prize recipient|
|Lee Materazzi was the previous show and this small room of her work is still on display. She uses her body and found object to illuminate,
block and play with space|