SARASOTA, Fla. – Since 2011, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has sought to increase its presentation of work by contemporary artists through the Art of Our Time initiative. Order Systems, the upcoming solo debut of Canadian artist Natasha Mazurka, illustrates the Museum’s commitment to showing the work of living artists whose methods move beyond traditional practices.
Ottawa-based Mazurka will debut a new body of paintings, embossings and site-specific installations using textured layers of colored vinyl. Mazurka’s work revolves around patterns, and how they help us make sense of the world. The artist samples and combines visual references from a variety of areas, including architecture, biology, data analytics and instructional code. Through processes of manipulation and synthesis, her projects flatter and disturb the certainty and stability that patterns offer.
The exhibition is the first organized by Ola Wlusek in her role as the Keith D. and Linda L. Monda curator of modern and contemporary art at The Ringling and will be on view in the Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art March 18 through September 8, 2019.