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September 25 - October 18, 2015

Repetition as Metaphor

Betsy Yost

Paintings, drawings, and mixed media
Frable Gallery

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7-10 PM

Fourth Friday Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public

Music by: Robin Payne, Classical Guitar

Closing Artist Talk
Sunday, October 18, 2015
2:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Artist's Statement
My work is about memory, and my awareness of the repetition of large and small events in my life. In my paintings, drawings, and mixed media I create rhythmic patterns by repeating images and colors to imply a sense of recurrence. Repetition implies memory in the sense that an object seen for a second, third or fourth time is an echo of the thought of the first time it was seen. I see these multiple images as symbolic self-portraits which prompt memories of recurring events, such as waking up each morning or making the same mistake again or running into an old friend. I use repetition as a way of outwardly expressing a deja vu type feeling of having experienced a situation before. By repeating familiar imagery in my work, such as a paper doll shape, I evoke recognition of a universal commonality of memories and experiences.

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