With many abstract works of art, the form—its line, shape, and colors—is the content of the piece. With the notion of form as content, this tour will explore aspects of repetition of the same or similar elements within a particular work and contrast this with how the artist creates variation. What makes sameness an interesting starting point for artists? How does variety plan a role in disrupting it? Our discussion will be fueled by how repetition and variation work together in varying degrees between a select group of artists in the collection. This one-hour tour led by visual artist and Dia Guide, Charlotte Schulz, will explore these formal issues and their ties to the content of the artwork.
was born in Massillon, Ohio and studied art at Kent State University and the University of South Florida where she received her MFA in 1993. She is the recipient of individual artist fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2010-11), the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009 and 2002), the Pollack-Krasner Foundation (2005-06), the State of Florida (1996), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1992). Notable group exhibitions include Cognitive Unconscious
, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY; Vocabularies of Metaphor: More Stories
, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and Dark Poets
, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Her recent solo exhibitions include The Uneven Intensities of Duration
, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY and Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Schulz teaches at Parsons The New School for Design and Fordham University in New York City. www.charlotteschulz.com