We are pleased to announce the opening of the group exhibition Breaking Pattern at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Originally presented here at MINUS SPACE back in February-May, the exhibition will be greatly expanded for the museum and will highlight several generations of artists whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting.
The exhibition will feature recent work by seven innovative American artists, including Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott, and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye curated by William C. Seitz.
We are exceedingly grateful to Scott Malbaurn, Director of the Schneider Museum of Art, for his generous invitation and tireless work on the exhibition. We would also like to thank the museum’s excellent staff for their meticulous work on the show, as well as Koenig & Clinton Gallery and Sandra Gering Gallery for their assistance.
Complete exhibition details are included below. We hope you have a chance to see it.
All our best,
Matthew & Rossana
Curated by Matthew Deleget & Rossana Martinez
October 1 – December 5, 2015
Opening: Thursday, October 1, 5-7pm
Public Lecture by Matthew Deleget: Wednesday, September 30, 6:30pm
Schneider Museum of Art
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
This fall, the Schneider Museum of Art (SMA) will present Breaking Pattern, an exhibition curated by Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez of the Brooklyn-based gallery MINUS SPACE. The exhibition will highlight several generations of artists from coast to coast whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The community is invited to the opening reception of Breaking Pattern on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
The Museum will show the works of seven artists. Michelle Grabner has exhibited her work at Musée d’art Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. She also co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and will curate the next Portland Biennial exhibition (Summer 2016). Gabriele Evertz’s artwork is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art among others. Anoka Faruqee is an associate professor at the Yale School of Art. She has exhibited her work at MoMA/PS1 in New York, Albright-Knox Gallery in New York and is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program. Gilbert Hsiao has received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation and has shown in Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand and Thailand. Douglas Melini received a painting fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His work has been reviewed in publications, such as Artcritical, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Time Out New York. Brian Porray’s most recent exhibitions include Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations at Cerritos College Art Gallery in Norwalk CA and Plant People at GAR Gallery in Galveston TX. Michael Scott has worked internationally for the last three decades exhibiting at Le Consortium (Dijon, France) and Musée des Beaux Arts (La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland) among others.
The curators of Breaking Pattern are respective artists themselves and the Museum will feature their installations in the Treehaven Gallery: Sweet Like Candy to My Soul by Rossana Martinez and Zero-Sum by Matthew Deleget. Scott Malbaurn, Schneider Museum of Art Director explains, “More and more artists today are beginning to wear many hats, from curating to art criticism and gallery operations. This is a great example of today’s contemporary art discourse.”
Please join us on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for the opening reception of Breaking Pattern. Crater Lake Cellars is generously donating and pouring wine for this reception. During the reception, performances at the Museum’s courtyard will include the Maraval Rd. steel drum band, and a theater mask and movement medley by Oregon Center for the Arts students.
The exhibition will be on view from Friday, October 24 to Saturday, December 5, 2015. Regular Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Matthew Deleget will give a free public lecture on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 PM in the Meese Auditorium. He will speak on his different roles as an artist, a curator, and a gallerist.
Three FREE Family Days will accompany the fall exhibition on Saturday, October 4, Saturday, November 7, and Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Museum will also hold Tuesday Tours – weekly docent-led educational tours for the public on Tuesdays at noon. Please call to schedule a special tour for your group. The Schneider Museum of Art’s fall exhibition is generously supported by Crater Lake Cellars, Art Works-the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, Market of Choice, Rogue Frameworks, and Wooldridge Creek Winery.
Please join us for the following fall exhibition events:
Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 PM
Public Lecture by Matthew Deleget, Curator and Participating Artist, Breaking Pattern
Thursday, October 1, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Exhibition Opening Reception
Crater Lake Cellars is generously donating and pouring wine at the reception.
Friday, October 2 through Saturday, December 5
Exhibition Open for Regular Museum Hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Saturday