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City Without Walls: Precision and Pattern

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Precision and Pattern 

Curated by Christine Soccio Romanell

September 10th – October 18, 2015

Opening reception at City Without Walls,

6 Crawford St, Newark NJ

Thursday, September 10, 2015 6 – 8 pm

The Pattern and Decoration Movement, considered to be the last major art movement of the late 20th century, was often marginalized by its perceived tie to feminist and non-western art because it utilized the methods of sensuality, pleasure, and provocation. Several decades have passed and now a new understanding of pattern has emerged beyond the narrow vision of the feminist lens and a false sense of western superiority.

There is something profound, mysterious and beautiful in the precision of patterns. Repetition of mental, mathematical and physical structures make up our perception of reality; and that reality is deeply altered by our perspective. Telescopes calculate the order of distance across the expanse of space while microscopes measure the tiniest of complexities, all invisible to the naked eye. Behavioral patterns give us insight into the human condition. Each discovery brings more understanding about our origins but also introduces new questions. The group exhibition “Precision & Pattern” investigates the journey to uncover the mysteries of order.

Featured artists:

Leslie Adler

Nancy Baker

Gregory Coates

Steve DeFrank

Daniela Di Iorio

Stephen Douglass

Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern

Pat Lay

Jamie Levine

Christine Soccio Romanell

Alexandra Schoenberg

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