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We are proud to present a new group show entitled, The Pattern of Patience, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud. The show is on view June 17-August 15, 2021.

The Pattern of Patience is an exhibition that brings together ten artists from diverse cultural backgrounds whose works evoke topics of gender, race, and class in the face of social inequality in a global economy that favors only a few. Technology and greed have become the major forces behind today’s political arena, and yet the labor and cultural production the participating artists work in embraces tradition, personal histories and experience to better understand the construction of a contemporary identity that has lost patience with the status quo.

Teresa Lanceta’s textile works serve as a metaphor for the current and historical dynamic that exists between Spain and the African continent. Lanceta spent time in Morocco learning textile techniques that she incorporates into her beautiful geometric abstractions. Nyugen Smith blends his Caribbean heritage with growing up in Newark, NJ to reference the black experience in The United States. Multiple elements in Smith’s mixed media floor installation confront the viewer and reference a fragmented history that needs to be reconstructed. Marie Watt’s bead works use text to bring attention to her community’s needs. Watt is a member of the Seneca Nation, learning the craft from her mother who also learned it from hers, passing on the tradition. Hellen Ascoli uses weaving in collaboration with indigenous groups in Guatemala as the core of her work to bring attention to the cultural and social-political significance of those groups in the Central American region.

Tamar Ettun incorporates fabric, sculpture, and ceramics into visceral performance-based installations that use the body as a point of reference. Ignacio Gatica brings attention to the uprisings in Chile and the U.S. in a photo installation that juxtaposes the boarded storefronts in both countries. Alicia Henry‘s wall installation emphasizes the tradition of American portraiture and racial stereotypes. Henry appropriates southern cultural motifs to elevate and honor her personal history. She raises above it to become the protagonist in control of the story. Jose Luis Martinat uses discarded packing materials from agricultural and other industries in Peru to talk about global economies. Martinat uses gold threads to make embroidery on such materials, elevating these banners to a religious experience.

STUDIO LENCA reflects on ideas of difference, knowledge, and visibility through portraiture and installations. His work centers around the history and culture of El Salvador, as well as the queer experience. He often employs Salvadoreño iconography to address contemporary issues of the art world and beyond.

Renee Stout objects and paintings address the Hoodoo culture and conjuring still very extant in parts of the US Southeast with roots in the African continent and its metamorphosis through slavery in the US to the present. Device for Stopping the Evil Eye is an apt title for a very old small, rusted metal mechanical device of unknown origin with a mirror now repurposed to keep away evil spirits.

The Pattern of Patience – change comes slowly and at best unevenly. These artists all underscore their hopes and dreams and how will the 21st century progress? Will we adequately attend to global warming, to crippling wealth disparity, to a resurgence of anti-democratic autocracies? Each artist sees beauty in their cultures that need to be valued and safeguarded.

Participating Artists’ CV:
Ignacio Gatica CV 2021

STUDIO LENCA CV 2021

Renée Stout CV

Nyugen E Smith CV 2021

Alicia Henry CV 2021

Teresa Lanceta CV 2021

Jose Luis Martinat CV 2021

Tamar Ettun CV 2021

Hellen Ascoli CV 2021

Marie Watt CV 2021

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Tamar Ettun, ceramics
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Teresa Lanceta Abril
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Works In Exhibition
The Pattern of Patience José Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on plastic fabric.
68.89 x 43.3 in (175 cm x 110 cm).

 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Country: Problem and Possibility

José Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on plastic fabric.
68.89 x 43.3 in (175 cm x 110 cm).

The Pattern of Patience Jose Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on velvet and metal structure.
66.9 x 49.2 in (170 cm x 125 cm). 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Ynfierno

Jose Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on velvet and metal structure.
66.9 x 49.2 in (170 cm x 125 cm).

The Pattern of Patience Marie Watt
2021
Vintage Italian beads, industrial felt and thread.
11 x 33.5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Turtle Island

Marie Watt
2021
Vintage Italian beads, industrial felt and thread.
11 x 33.5 in.

The Pattern of Patience José Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on velvet and metal structure.
66.9 x 49.2 in (170 cm x 125 cm). 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
For God and Money

José Luis Martinat
2021
Silver metal wire on velvet and metal structure.
66.9 x 49.2 in (170 cm x 125 cm).

The Pattern of Patience Nyugen Smith
2015-2019
Hand-built porcelain, vinyl floor tiles, foamboard, found porcelain boy and girl and net.
Dimensions variable. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Trauma

Nyugen Smith
2015-2019
Hand-built porcelain, vinyl floor tiles, foamboard, found porcelain boy and girl and net.
Dimensions variable.

The Pattern of Patience Alicia Henry
2005-2020
Wood, compressed board, acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, coffee, tea, marker.
Dimensions variable. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Untitled

Alicia Henry
2005-2020
Wood, compressed board, acrylic, graphite, colored pencil, coffee, tea, marker.
Dimensions variable.

The Pattern of Patience Teresa Lanceta
2003
Wool and cotton.
70.9 x 48.8 in (180 x 124 cm). 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Abril

Teresa Lanceta
2003
Wool and cotton.
70.9 x 48.8 in (180 x 124 cm).

The Pattern of Patience Teresa Lanceta
2000
Cotton, wool and taffeta.
53.9 x 66.9 in (137 x 170 cm). 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Sin Título

Teresa Lanceta
2000
Cotton, wool and taffeta.
53.9 x 66.9 in (137 x 170 cm).

The Pattern of Patience 2018
Mixed media assemblage with bottle containing organic materials.
8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Elixir Eleven

2018
Mixed media assemblage with bottle containing organic materials.
8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 5 in.

The Pattern of Patience 2020
Wood, mixed media and found objects.
3 1/2 x 4 x 1 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Device for Stopping the Evil Eye

2020
Wood, mixed media and found objects.
3 1/2 x 4 x 1 in.

The Pattern of Patience 2018
Acrylic and mixed media on panel.
24 x 24 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Bellona Goddess of War

2018
Acrylic and mixed media on panel.
24 x 24 in.

The Pattern of Patience STUDIO LENCA
2021
Oil on canvas.
42 x 42 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Bayuncos

STUDIO LENCA
2021
Oil on canvas.
42 x 42 in.

The Pattern of Patience STUDIO LENCA
2021
Oil on canvas.
42 x 42 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Bayuncos

STUDIO LENCA
2021
Oil on canvas.
42 x 42 in.

The Pattern of Patience Hellen Ascoli
2019
Fabric woven on the back-strap loom, found fabric and wooden
base designed by the artist.
63 x 15.7 x 15.7 in (160 x 40 x 40 cm) 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Caravan

Hellen Ascoli
2019
Fabric woven on the back-strap loom, found fabric and wooden
base designed by the artist.
63 x 15.7 x 15.7 in (160 x 40 x 40 cm)

The Pattern of Patience Hellen Ascoli
2020
Cotton woven on back strap loom, machine sewn
19.7 x 25.6 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
En los hilos encontré (para Lupita) / In the threads I found (for Lupita)

Hellen Ascoli
2020
Cotton woven on back strap loom, machine sewn
19.7 x 25.6 in.

The Pattern of Patience Ignacio Gatica
2020-2021
Aluminium shelves, LED screen, card-swiping kiosk with attached monitor and a collection of encoded smart-card elements created by Tommy Martinez.
Dimensions variable. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Stones Above Diamonds

Ignacio Gatica
2020-2021
Aluminium shelves, LED screen, card-swiping kiosk with attached monitor and a collection of encoded smart-card elements created by Tommy Martinez.
Dimensions variable.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Rope and wood.
69x25x29 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit the Empathic Demon (Misha Vessel)

Tamar Ettun
2021
Rope and wood.
69x25x29 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Rope and wood
44 x 44 x 44 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit the Empathic Demon (M Vessel)

Tamar Ettun
2021
Rope and wood
44 x 44 x 44 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
12 x 14.5 x 8 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit Incantation Bird 4

Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
12 x 14.5 x 8 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
7.5 x 7.5 x 4 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit Incantation Bird 3

Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
7.5 x 7.5 x 4 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
Lilit Incantation Bird 2
Ceramic
8.75 x 9 x 3.75 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit Incantation Bird 2

Tamar Ettun
Lilit Incantation Bird 2
Ceramic
8.75 x 9 x 3.75 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
18.75 x 8 x 3.5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Lilit Incantation Bird 1

Tamar Ettun
2021
Ceramic
18.75 x 8 x 3.5 in.

The Pattern of Patience Tamar Ettun
2021
Hand dyed parachute fabric and metallic gold tacks
Dimensions variable 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Dead Sea

Tamar Ettun
2021
Hand dyed parachute fabric and metallic gold tacks
Dimensions variable

The Pattern of Patience Nyugen E. Smith
2017
Color photograph (Epson Cold Press paper with archival ink)
32.5 x 21.5 in.  2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Madras Egungun on Martinique Hilltop

Nyugen E. Smith
2017
Color photograph (Epson Cold Press paper with archival ink)
32.5 x 21.5 in.

The Pattern of Patience Marie Watt
2021
Blankets, thread, and Czech glass seed beads.
14.5 x 22.5 in. 2021 Marc Straus Gallery
Companion Species (Stubborn)

Marie Watt
2021
Blankets, thread, and Czech glass seed beads.
14.5 x 22.5 in.

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