Pattern Theory

Pattern Theory
Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 5:00am to Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 5:00am

Pattern Theory is a mathematical and probabilistic formalism for analyzing structures generated by the world around us, with the goal of reconstructing the processes, objects and events that produced them. In pattern theory, the belief is that the world is complex, and to understand it, or part of it, one needs realistic representations of knowledge about it.
Pattern Theory brings together the work of Toronto artists, Adam David Brown, Kristiina Lahde, An Te Liu, Ken Nicol and Joy Walker with the work of New York artist Tom Koken, Hamilton artist Liss Platt and Toronto/Vancouver based collective Instant Coffee.

Venue & Address: 
MKG127 127 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Sarah Nind: Pistes et Points (Stripes and Dots)

Photo of a palm tree with polka dots superimposed
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 4:00am

Sarah Nind: Pistes et Points (Stripes and Dots)


Sarah Nind’s work addresses the chaotic, even illogical, dimensions of today’s visual language, in which images and ideas often collide in the digital-analogue world.  Pattern and excerpts from popular culture are superimposed onto oil painting and photographic imagery.  What appears to be the image on the surface and what lies below this surface often exist in tension and absurd juxtaposition.  The seeming abstraction and beauty of these images veil or mask layers below the painted surface, much in the way we ‘gloss over’ or ‘make light’ of issues or memories.

Venue & Address: 
Newzones 730 11th Ave SW Calgary, AB