Persistent Behavior: Repetition as Art

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Untitled, 2009 Ink And Gesso On Panel 7 X 7 Inches © Indira Martina Morre
Persistent Behavior: Repetition as Art
Curated by: Andre Rozanoff

251 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
October 7th, 2010 - November 6th, 2010
Opening: October 7th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Union Square/Civic Center
Tues-Sat 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and by appointment
works-on-paper, paper conceptual drawing, modern, sculpture


Cain Schulte Contemporary Art San Francisco is pleased to present a two-person exhibition: "Persistent Behavior-Repetition as Art: Mason Eubanks and Indira Martina Morre".
The exhibition opens on October 7 and runs through November 6, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Thursday October 7, 2010, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Repetition is everywhere, from our habits, routines and relationships, to music and art.  It is our comfort zone and our driving force. Our daily routines are often followed in an unconscious and rhythmic manner.  When systems of repetition and familiarity suddenly disappear we find ourselves longing for them (such as reaching out for a light switch in a hotel room and finding nothing). The artists in this exhibition focus on the poetics of repetition as their work transforms the banal into the beautiful.

Mason Eubanks' paintings and drawings are characterized by entire surfaces covered with small accretions and marks built up over time to evolve into sensuous, dramatic wholes. Slow and laborious, Eubanks's process embraces the generative potential of repetition, while also addressing how repetition can be non-static and involve an element of play. Concentrated physical interaction, mesmerized mark making, and a child-like fascination with accretion all lead him to create fields of patterns where ideas of connectivity are toyed with, and where the infinite nature of microscopic, biological and galactic worlds are insinuated.

Indira Martina Morre currently lives and works in the Bay area.  The majority of her new paintings are predominantly white - drawings in the form of painting. She uses pencils, graphite, color pencils, pastels and seldom oil paint. This process allows her to alternate multiple layers of drawing with thin applications of gesso, resulting in an appearance of complicated depth while retaining a smooth paper-like surface. The absence of the traditional visual pleasure of paint accumulation is a strategy of inventing new ways of discovering painterly satisfaction.