REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern & Decoration explores how contemporary artists surround their bodies with pattern and decoration in wallpaper, fabric, porcelain, and silhouettes.
The exhibition builds on the artistic movement of the 1970s known as Pattern and Decoration (P & D), which explored the repetition of color, line and shape. It was partly a response to male-dominated minimalism.
In the revival, we see the interaction of the human body with patterns which have now gone very postmodern and can include just about anything.
The exhibition is a collaboration of El Museo del Barrio, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, and The Bronx Council on the Arts.
The exhibition is at Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos College in Mott Haven, The Bronx.
It is on view Monday – Friday, April 4 – June 6, 2018.
Artists in REVIVAL: Contemporary Pattern & Decoration
Damali Abrams (Guyanese)
Firelei Báez (Dominican)
Leonardo Benzant (Dominican New Yorker)
Lionel Cruet (Puerto Rican)
Abelardo Cruz Santiago
Marlon Griffith (Trinidadian)
Alejandro Guzman (Puerto Rican)
Lee Jacob Hilado (Filipino)
Remy Jungerman (Surinamese – Dutch)
Jessica Lagunas (Nicaraguan)
Troy Michie (El Paso, Texas, 1985)
Joiri Minaya (Dominican – American)
Cecilia Paredes (Peruvian, 1950)
Antonio Pulgarín (Colombian – American, 1989)
Freddy Rodríguez (Dominican – American, 1945)
Keisha Scarville (Brooklyn)
Mickalene Thomas (Brooklyn)
Margaret Rose Vendryes (Jamaican, 1985)
Longwood Art Gallery
450 Grand Concourse, New York, NY
(at 149th St)
Mott Haven, The Bronx
Monday – Friday: 12 noon – 5 pm
For more information, visit www.elmuseo.org