October 25 - December 13, 2019
“Revett’s work synthesizes design and personal narrative with tessellated geometric abstraction. These patterns become an armature employed as a conceptual framework to process a multitude of experiences and ideas. This practice most often manifests as paintings, which are the crystallization of philosophical and emotional metadata. The source imagery are often photographs or other art works, which are boiled down into gradated color palettes, which are arranged in pattern fields. The goal of his process is to simplify the complexity of modern life into an universal aesthetic.
This exhibition displays several of Revett’s strategies of art making. We see several examples his most recent body of work which takes established art works and their own layered meanings as a starting point. These “cover paintings” are both investigation of the color interaction of the works as well as a non-objective treatise their impact on Revett and the world at large. Other works in the show represent location as metaphor, and some of these works move out of painting into other media, like video, installation, and sculpture. For instance, the Glacier Project is an installation that use the tessellations as a connector to develop an interactive piece that comments on nostalgia, religion and pop culture.
The back room of the gallery is dedicated Revett’s time at Mariposa, an eco-village outside Amarillo, where he was artist-in-residence for four years. This work is a meditation of sustainability, and this portion of the exhibition tracks an idea from an initial drawing to paintings and what was originally intended to be a work of land art. However, in order to sustain the project, it went in unexpected directions, eventually returning to painting, though these works represent projects that could be developed into large scale projects. The Mariposa project, as well as the other works in the show, are a survey of the different ways the tessellations act as a control for Revett’s aesthetics, which like these patterns themselves, can be expanded indefinitely.”
Lecture: October 24, 2019 | 12:30–1:45 pm
Opening: October 25, 2019 | 6–8 pm
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