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Patterned Lineage: Variations on a Theme


October 28th, 2013 - November 9th, 2013

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Lisa Turngren's exhibition is part of her larger Patterned Lineage series, which examines personal and societal inheritances that are handed down from the past, inform the present and relate to future narratives.  Patterned Lineage: Variation on a Theme  concentrates on a repeated manipulation of a single antique linen collage created in 2011 and later included in the 2012 installation Patterned Lineage: The Inheritance of Stains at the A.M.P. Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

On display here, Variation on a Theme examines the repetition of patterns that influence thought, behavior and significant visual imagery.  The thematic image under investigation, although personal, is symbolic of the multiple histories and images related to our past that may forever be a part of our lives. Good, bad or indifferent, we must assume the marks handed down to us and if we choose to wash a stain, we must be mindful that although it may fade or disappear it remains indelible.

Turngren is a New York City based mixed media artist with a BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art/Temple University.In 2012 she was awarded a grant from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance(NOMAA) and The Puffin Foundation.  She has exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Pennaylvania and Massachusetts.

You can see works from Turngren's larger Patterned Lineage series in"Spirit of Community: Art and Activism" at the Treasure  Room Gallery, The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, NewYork, NY December 2 , 2013 - January 7, 2014. Opening reception Thursday December 5.

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