Join us for an artist reception celebrating the art of Jon Rockford.
Looped – Line as information, memory, utility, balance and communication
This exhibition includes crocheted sculptures and digitally generated imagery that both transform recognizable objects into physically and conceptually pliable forms and images. Flexible linear elements (be they lines of yarn, VHS cassette tape, or digital timelines) are looped back on themselves to render the familiar in a new light or form.
In its essence, crochet is a form of digitization and now these three-dimensional objects tread in the realm of images — with each stitch functioning as a kind of physical pixel. The forms rendered vary from utility, entertainment, and the nebulous in an effort to examine both the importance and impermanence of memory, experience, and the stuff of everyday life.
Revolving around looping processes (e.g. single-stitch crochet, video-loops, and the looping statements inherent in computer coding) these projects engage with the ideas and concepts of information, memory, utility, balance, communication and illumination.
For Jonathan, the loop is a reminder, a double-check, and a way of sussing out the stories and information we use to define reality. The resulting forms and images are thereby often familiar in their rendering, but also embody the pliable and flexible nature of his memories and understandings as they are rendered stitch by stitch, line by line, pixel by pixel.
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