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Selections from Pattern Drift

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Selections from Pattern Drift

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Amze Emmons

We are pleased to share selections from Pattern Drift, a traveling survey exhibition of works by Amze Emmons.

"Amze Emmons arrives at his visual lexicon through a sifting process that incorporates his avid readings, his gatherings of a wide range of quotations from printed visual culture and his own travels. The goal is not to generate a documentary record of particular spaces, but rather to arrive at a shared awareness of similarities between disparate spaces and communities. Through the lens of dislocation and interruption, Emmons seeks to unify experience in the production and experience of the artwork. His artistic aim is to allow audiences "to notice our shared position in the world."
 
Thanks to Ben Simmons and Anke Van Wagenberg, Amze Emmons: Pattern Drift exhibition catalog (Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, 2019)

More works from the exhibition, Pattern Drift may be viewed at www.DolanMaxwell.com

Image: Amze Emmons, installation at Academy Art Museum

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 001, 2014
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 002, 2014
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

This series takes its title from Pataphysics—a nonsensical pseudo-science invented by Alfred Jarry, the early 20th-century French avant-garde writer. Before he created Pataphysics or wrote Ubu Roi, the play for which he’s most remembered, Jarry dabbled in woodcut printing and edited two magazines: L’Ymagier and Perhinderion. These journals were prescient in their radical combinations of high and low, showcasing everyday printed ephemera alongside reproductions of fine art prints by the likes of Albrecht Dürer. Jarry’s transgressive curation gave me permission to investigate the space between print and drawing. In these works, numbering just over a dozen prints so far, a simple line etching of a rectangle serves as a frame within a frame, in which decontextualized images of street furniture are drawn and painted. In an effort further to play with the conventions of the edition print, these works have differing rule numbers added with a rubber stamp, an office print tool used only rarely with fine art prints.

-The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions 2014-16

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 003, 2014
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

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Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 004, 2014
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 005, 2014 

18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 006, 2014
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 007, 2015
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 008, 2016
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 009, 2016
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons
The Study of the Rules Governing Exceptions: 0010, 2016
18 x 24"
etching, graphite & gouache
$2800

Amze Emmons

Amze Emmons, born 1974, Amsterdam, NY has a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited throughout the USA. And his works are in the permanent collections at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Harvard Museums, New York Public Library, Ohio Wesleyan University, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Toledo Museum of Art, Tama Art University Museum and University of Iowa. Emmons is also a co-founder of the popular art group, Printeresting.org.

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