The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Warhol Initiative News 7-8-15

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Arresting Patterns

Exhibition Dates: July 17 – September 13, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, July 17, 5-8pm

Curated by Sarah Fritchey with Titus Kaphar & Leland Moore 

The selected artworks use serial repetition as a strategy for showcasing how one action, repeated over time, may accumulate, spread, or evolve into another version of its original self.  The show situates repetition as an aesthetic arena within which artists can show difference within a shared experience, or pursue its opposite, replicating an image in perpetuity until it is emptied of meaning.  Read through this critical lens, the works produce a variety of affects– pacifying, enraging, seducing, neutralizing, and leaving the viewer on inconclusive ground. The show focuses on repetition and replication, and to recognize how a system might evolve into a new version of itself over time.