Over & Over

Over & Over

Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago

Amanda Browder, Spectra Locus, 2016. Photo: Tom Loonan.

November 10, 2017
Over & Over
November 16, 2017–February 16, 2018
Opening: November 17, 5–8pm
Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College Chicago
1104 S Wabash Ave
60605 Chicago IL
Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm

In Over & Over, artists work with pattern and repetition through the use of habitual behavior and sustained methodology, obsessively rhythmic actions and repetitive results in the form of patterned subjects and resulting objects.

This exhibition includes a group of artists across various disciplines who investigate pattern and repetition. This is a topic that spans and connects to various fields of study and a large variety of media. Some artists repeat forms, like Thomas Campbell and his quilting of triangle collages, or Martina Nehrling and her repeated painted brush strokes. Others focus on the repetition of action, like Jacob Hashimoto and his obsessive creation of kite-like objects which make up his sculptures and installations. Some artists speak to a long history of use of materials and pattern and decoration, like the Weaving Mill’s work with looms and Pickle Pottery’s ornamented ceramic surfaces. And other artists create discussion of space, structure, and decoration, like Amanda Browder who utilize spaces to wrap fabric and Henry Voellmecke who looks at architecture as a starting point for his installations. What connects the artists exhibiting in Over & Over is a use of repeated elements, which in turn creates impact, the investigation of habitual behavior, and a search for synthesis amongst chaos.

Over & Over is curated by Debra Kayes. Debra is an artist, designer, and teacher at Columbia College Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in graphic design from Columbia College Chicago.

Participating artists include: Stephanie Adams (Pickle Pottery), Nikki Renee Anderson, Timorous Beasties, Laura Berger, Amanda Browder, Andi Butler, Thomas Campbell, Martha Clippinger, Aaron De La Cruz, Dzine, Gregory Euclide, Bob Faust, Jean Alexander Frater, Dan Gluibizzi, Eric Gushee, Jacob Hashimoto, The Make House, Michael Johansson, Letha Kelsey, Amanda Knowles, Jane Lackey, Dan Lam, Cydney Lewis, Atelier Manferdini, Esau McGhee, The Weaving Mill, Emmanuelle Moureaux, Martina Nehrling, Garry Noland, Renee Ramsey-Passmore, Pattern People, The Patternbase, Aram Han Sifuentes, Sonnenzimmer, Dan Sullivan (Navillus Woodworks), David Teng-Olsen, Henry Voellmecke, Rebecca Ward,  and Anne Wilson

Events + related programming:

Tuesday, November 28, 5-7pm
The Artist’s Body

Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Ave

In conjunction with Over & Over, Kyra Peterson presents The Artist’s Body an exploration of repetitive forms that interrogate the relationship between post-modern dance movement and performance art—where these forms intersect and where there is room for the boundaries of these forms to mesh. This exhibition presents two works; “6HRS,” a series of six concrete reliefs of the body, and “to shrug like silk,” a solo work choreographed and performed by Peterson projected onto three screens. These pieces embody three years of research in correspondence with the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and were created during a semester long independent study as a part of her thesis for Columbia College Chicago’s Dance Department.

Thursday, November 30, 6pm
Amanda Browder Lecture
623 S Wabash Ave, Room 203

The Art & Art History Department at Columbia College Chicago is please to present a lecture by Amanda Browder in conjunction with the Over & Over exhibition at the Glass Curtain Gallery. Born in Missoula, MT in 1976, Amanda Browder received an MFA/MA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York producing large-scale fabric installations for building exteriors and other public sites.


The Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces (DEPS) is the College’s student-centered galleries, performance venues, and art boutique. The spaces are hubs for social, educational, and cultural activities for all Columbia students and the broader community. As an extension of the classroom, DEPS incorporates the College’s curriculum by building programs with academic departments combining theory with practice. Through civic engagement, DEPS connects students and the college to local, national, and international partners to provide experiential learning and professional development through collaboration. The spaces present innovative and accessible programs and opportunities for students, the college, and beyond. 

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for more than 10,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu

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