Repetition has been used as a concept in many forms of intellectual endeavor, from Freud’s Repetition Compulsion theory to Gestalt’s grouping principle. The arts have been no less fascinated with ideas of repetition, as heard in Bach’s Goldberg Variations or seen in Eva Hesse’s and Sol LeWitt’s sculptural works. In the exhibition Recurrence, artists Kira Nam Greene, Juan Hinojosa, Simone Meltesen, Karen Schiff, Sam Vernon, and Rachael Wren delve into the multitude of ideas surrounding repetition in the visual arts and how these different ideas are represented visually.
Based on the highly successful Art Installation Series currently on display in the Schaffer Library, artist Georgie Friedman was invited to create a site-specific video installation piece exclusively for the atrium area of the Peter Irving Wold Center.
Employing the iconic framework of LIFE magazine’s cover architecture, Union College sophomore Arielle Singer rehashes key moments in history with digitally altered photographs from the magazine’s pages. She creates visual criticism of both recent events, such as the current refugee crisis and life “since the iPod,” as well as historical episodes deeply embedded in our cultural milieu, such as the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Jennifer Williams’ large-scale site-responsive photographic installations are visual interpretations of urban morphology evident from a pedestrian viewpoint within specific neighborhoods. Through layered compositions she addresses the non-linearity of physical change in modern cities.
Please join the Mandeville Gallery for an informal artist talk and reception with Georgie Friedman, the third artist presented through the Art installation Series. The talk will begin on the second floor of the Peter Irving Wold Center, near Starbucks. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. The artwork will remain on view through November 2016. For more information about the Art Installation Series and programming, please visit the Art Installation Series page.
Please join us for an Opening Reception to celebrate the Mandeville Gallery's new exhibition, Recurrence. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Visitors may view the exhibition, located upstairs in the Mandeville Gallery, during the reception. This event is free and open to the public.