In response to a culture saturated with devices that distance, digitize and disembody, the artists in Compulsory Measuresembrace repetition and ritual as mindful strategies to ascertain meaning. Bordering on the obsessive, Jorge Benitez, Kristy Deetz, Al Denyer, Joan Elliott, Reni Gower, Steven Pearson, Jennifer Printz, and Tanja Softić provide lifelines for “making sense” out of the chaos entrenched in contemporary society. By utilizing complex systems, intricate patterning, repetitive marking, or minute detail, Compulsory Measures offers revelatory and celebratory works slowly crafted by hand. Organized by Wylie Contemporary, Inc, Virginia.
Objects 34, 2-D objects in a variety of media.
Artists Jorge Benitez, Kristy Deetz, Al Denyer, Joan Elliott, Reni Gower, Steven Pearson, Jennifer Printz, and Tanja Softić. Artist biographies & statements may be view here. Venues Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD | Jan. 31 - Mar. 1, 2019 The Art Museum, SUNY Potsdam, NY | Aug. 26 - Nov. 8, 2019 International Museum of Arts & Science, McAllen, TX | Dec. 22, 2019 - May 3, 2020 Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, PA | Aug. 27 - Oct. 18, 2020
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