2017 Familiar Patterns.
The structures observable in the natural world offer systems and patterns that are somehow familiar to the human mind– the intersecting branches of trees create similar visual effects to the criss-cross of urban planning, the networks constructed by neurons in our brains, and even our conceptions of what individual emotion experiences might look like. While stylistically diverse, the artists brought together for this exhibition share an interest in crafting abstract visual languages to represent elements from the natural world. Abstraction provides a lens through which they project these familiar patterns onto new subjects, charging them with evocations of personal feelings, spirituality, and human psychology. The melting colors, high-texture surfaces, and evocations of natural forms represented in these works combine to create images of the interdependence between humanity, individual emotion, and nature.