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Pattern Interrupt

Blythe Cain
Karen Lederer
Zoë Wright
 

July 7 - August 3, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6-9pm
Curated by Guy Ben-Ari & Leah Wolff

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Blythe Cain, Fangs, 2014

Blythe Cain, Fangs, 2014

Pattern Interrupt


Exhibition Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2017
Reception: Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Featured Artists: Blythe Cain, Karen Lederer and Zoë Wright
Curated by Guy Ben-Ari and Leah Wolff

Meta Meta Meta LLC is pleased to present a group exhibition with works by Blythe Cain, Karen Lederer and Zoë Wright, curated by Guy Ben-Ari and Leah Wolff. The exhibition examines the narrative potential of abstraction through the use of pattern, within a disordered domestic atmosphere. Using the still life as a starting point, the works herein present scenarios where what was once a decorative element (object) becomes a player (subject).

In behavioral psychology “Pattern Interrupt” is a technique used to disrupt habitual thoughts or behaviors, allowing the recipient to carve new neural pathways. Within a pictoral space, pattern is traditionally understood to establish a series of social and temporal anchors for the viewer. The works in this show each contain a moment where a functional shift occurs within the pattern from the roll of passive to active within the pictorial field. This move is synonymous with the show’s title, as the viewer’s habitual expectations are broken.

Blythe Cain is an American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2005.   She spends her time between her family run wood shop in the North East Kingdom of Vermont and her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn.   Woodworking, specialized fabrication, and design are a large part of Blythe's artistic practice and background. Social constructs,  Earthworks and Site Specific concepts are strong elements found in her work.   Currently She is working on a series of mixed media paintings and installations.

Karen Lederer (New York, NY) received her BFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the Sam Fox School of Fine Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis in 2008 and an MFA in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. She was a SIP Award recipient from the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts and an artist in residence at the Keyholder Residency Program at the Lower East Side Printshop. Lederer has recently exhibited at Danese/Corey, Driscoll Babcock, International Print Center New York, Cuevas Tilleard, The Wythe Hotel, and Field Projects. She currently works out of a studio provided by the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Zoë Wright was born in San Francisco, CA in 1981. She attended Milton Academy in Boston, MA, received a Bachelor's degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and an MFA from Columbia University in New York, NY. She has had solo shows at Perimeter gallery in Belfast, ME, and at the Foundation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France. Recent group exhibitions include Jamie Chan, Matthew Fischer,  Nora Griffin, Nicholas Vargelis, Zoë Wright at Brethren Projects in Ridgewood, Queens, and You Yes You at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, ME.