26 June – 2 July 2010
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 26 October 2010, 10-2pm
A pattern refers to recurring events or objects, elements that repeat themselves in a predictable manner, that evolve to transform and create larger and more complex structures. Though commonly perceived as static, and/or decorative, patterns are highly generative, especially if the structures created have enough in common for an underlying pattern to be inferred. These inferred patterns are unique, visible beneath the surface, even if partially hidden or obscured or damaged. Pidcock explores these unique patterns through contrasting a highly methodical, near mathematic, approach to painting with, at times, chaotic and highly unpredictable responses to the patterns they infer. Fractals are scale invariant, the shape of their patterns do not depend on how closely you look at them; so highly complex shapes and objects can appear to be similar. This self-similarity can be seen in coast lines and the shapes of trees but such things can appear significantly different if drunk, say, or in love, or if trapped in a box, or the inside of someone else’s head, or if blind.