StolenSpace presents a group show exploring text and patterns.
Studies have proven that the mind has the ability to fill in meaning through acquired skills of pattern recognition. The human capacity for creating complex systems of communication through symbols, spoken or signed is one of the most defining and sophisticated aspects of our cognitive ability. From the beginning of it’s development, the human mind gradually becomes encoded with symbols, signs and patterns, which combine to form words, phrases and greatest of all, meaning.
Patterns are all around us. The repetition of shapes and colours form our environment, our natural and man made landscapes. Even the landscape of our minds are built upon patterns and repetition.
The use of text in art has drastically evolved over time, and has been used as a purely visual element, as a more direct form of artistic expression, a political tool, and as an art form in its own right. From blatant slogans to seemingly meaningless shapes, text in art offers a unique opportunity for expression.
A visually compelling show formed solely from text and pattern based pieces, 'Write and Repeat' is a modern exploration of the two much celebrated forms. By combining the two exclusively, we hope to create a visually and mentally captivating collection for February 2013.