Are you still greeting people with comments such as, “Did you get through Harvey, okay?” I think we’ll be doing that for a little bit longer. While we all recover, I am happy to report that an exhibit that first came across my radar in early September, is back on.
On Repeat, a new art exhibition presented by Linda Clarke and Gus Kopriva of Clarke & Associates and curated by renowned poet and art critic Raphael Rubenstein, will now open October 7, due to complications from Hurricane Harvey. Featuring a diverse group of 14 established and emerging artists, the show focuses on textile art using patterning and repetition, which draw on a range of influences in repeating motifs.
The opening reception is 6 – 9 p.m. on October 7 at Clarke & Associates, 301 East 11th Street, 77008, and will run through December 14.
“Given the severity of the aftermath of Harvey and the inability for many people to work, travel and resume a normal life right now, my partner Gus Kopriva and I have determined that it is best to postpone the opening of our landmark exhibit, On Repeat,” Clarke said. “To be able to present the highest quality show and to allow people associated with On Repeat time to recover, we plan to open with a reception on Saturday, October 7 instead of September 9.”
On Repeat will debut from 6 – 9 p.m. on October 7 and will be on display through December at Clark Associates at 301 E. 11th St.
“This unique exhibition is multi-generational, bringing together dynamic artists who work in a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, assemblage and printmaking,” says curator Rubenstein, also a professor at the University of Houston. “The repeating motifs are a means to excavate and undermine the formal logics of their supports, while often incorporating the stuff of everyday life into their art. Turning away from the serial formalism of Minimalism, the artists embrace the handmade and the rhythmic properties of textiles.”
Rubinstein is a poet and critic known for his influential writings on painting and his book of micro-narratives The Miraculous (Paper Monument, 2014). He is a contributing editor to Art in America magazine and a professor of Critical Studies at the University of Houston’s School of Art.
On Repeat will be open Thursdays – Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m. Learn more at clarkessoc.com. Catalogues will also be available. For more information about the exhibit or the opening reception, call 713-254-2998.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com