Events

TESSELLATED - Samantha Holmes & Jaclyn Head

Thursday, January 11 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Description

Opening reception
Join us for the opening reception of Tessellated on Thursday, January 11, at 5:30 p.m., with comments by the artists. Inspired by mosaics and tessellated patterns, U.S.-based artists Samantha Holmes and Jackie Head are paired in this exhibition to provide a look at how ancient practices continue to inform contemporary art.

Jackie Head (IN) works in slip cast tiles to create site-specific installations. Penrose tiling and tessellated patterns are at the root of her work. Head’s installations alter the interior environment through the subtlety found in the repetition of handmade elements.

Trained as a mosaicist in the Byzantine tradition, Samantha Holmes (NY) recontextualizes sacred forms and materials to explore the disparity between certainties of ideology and the fractured nature of contemporary living. She employs patterns and symbols sourced from religion, science, and art history to call into question underlying assumptions of the world around us.

When: January 11, 2018
Where: Stewart Center, Rm. 128
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public

Ringel Gallery is located in Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, and is open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.. All Purdue Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

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