Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

complex and colorful spiral

Michael Knutson, Symmetrical For-Layered Ovoids and Latices II, 2015, oil on canvas diptych, 60 x 80 in. overall

The Pull of Repetition

Cynthia Mosser
James K-M
Matt Cosby
Michael Knutson
Rae Mahaffey
Sally Finch
Shu-Ju Wang
Tamara English

January 14 - February 13, 2016
Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 14, 2-4pm
Closing Reception:
Saturday, January 16, 2-4pm
Gallery hours:
8am to 4pm Monday through Friday, 12-4pm Saturday

The North View Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring eight mid-career artists, deeply engaged with pattern and formal repetition in the realization of visually dynamic and structurally complex works. Referencing a diverse range of strategies and conceptual preoccupations, works in the exhibition will variously touch upon the periodic structures of OP Art, utilitarian concerns of the Pattern and Decoration movement,cumulative processes of Systems Art, the politics of Cultural Identity, and spiritual aspects of symmetry among other concerns.