PROCESS +/- PATTERN

Process +/- Pattern
Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, & Karen Tepaz

Saturday, January 28 - Sunday, March 5, 2017

SARDINE is pleased to present Process +/- Pattern, an exhibition featuring works by Shane Drinkwater, Willum Geerts, Heidi Hankaniemi, Keigo Takahashi, and Karen Tepaz. The show opens with a reception on Saturday, January 28, 2016 from 6 to 9pm. It will run through Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Delving into the idea that every artist has a process and every person has a pattern, Process +/- Pattern values series of actions or repetition in order to achieve a particular end. Often dismissed as merely decorative, pattern can be instrumental in creating strong statements: gestures on a surface; use of repeated forms; the measured progress of stitches; successive iterations of prints; a hand erasing letters on a grid so wholly worshipped it is essentially a pattern itself. Process +/- Pattern is a diverse collection of works that derive meaning through accumulation of movements, shapes, and objects.

Shane Drinkwater was born in Tasmania (the South Island State of Australia). He studied for 3 years at the University of Tasmania, School of Art in Hobart and one year at the National Art School in Sydney. He then lived and worked in Paris as a recipient of the Alliance Française/Australia council fellowship. Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide...) and Paris as well as in New York with Gallery Molly Krom and Ky Anderson’s Dusk Editions in Brooklyn.

Willum Geerts received his BFA from HKU University of the Arts in Utrecht. Geerts presents his multidisciplinary work all around the world, in and outside the regular art context. Bringing him, amongst others, from the Van Abbemuseum and Kröller- Müller Museum to Nhasan Studios in Hanoi; From Makan Art Space in Jordan to New York where he attended the LMCC studio program and Art Omi International Artist’s Residency. He teaches at the Fine Arts Department at the HKU University of Arts in Utrecht and is regularly a guest lecturer at various other universities. He has been awarded with numerous grants from the Dutch Art Foundation and Mondriaan Foundation. In addition he is involved in many socio-political and cultural organizations.

Heidi Hankaniemi was born in Finland, though she has spent most of her life abroad in the other Nordic countries, Spain, Canada, and the Middle East. She holds a BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London. Heidi has exhibited throughout Europe, in the US, and in Russia at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow Biennale for Young Art 2010, and at the St. Petersburg Metro Museum for Pro Arte Foundation 2012. Heidi is currently based in New York.

Keigo Takahashi lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a Master Printer who has been printing Fine Art Editions for 15 years, including in well-renowned printing establishments such as Watanabe Studio, Pace Editions, and Two Palms Press. Keigo Takashashi specializes in Screenprint and Woodcut printing. He runs KeigoPrints, a Brooklyn-based Fine Art Print Studio and Publishing Company which he founded in 2009.

Karen Tepaz is a sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA in Ceramics from Cal State Long Beach and received a MFA in Sculpture from Yale University in 2013. Tepaz's work has been included in recent group exhibitions “Portrait of a Landscape” at the Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, New York, New York, "Silent Shout" at The Gallery at ATLAS, Newburgh, New York and “BOMB POP-UP!” curated by Drea Cofield in Brooklyn, New York.

SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street between Wyckoff and Irving Avenues in Bushwick, Brooklyn, one block from the Dekalb L train and near the Knickerbocker M. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 1- 6pm or by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or sardinebk@gmail.com. 

Photos by Elliott Radner