Steven Dobbin: I Repeat Myself
Steven Dobbin: I Repeat Myself will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sandy J. Unger Athenaeum from September 5 through October 8. This exhibit, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An artist’s talk and reception will be held Wednesday, September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery. Visit www.goucher.edu/silber or call 410-337-6477 for more information.
About the Exhibit
Remember learning your multiplication tables? We often repeat things several times before they commit to our memory. As a special education teacher for over 30 years, Steven Dobbin has established repetition and symbols as a way of survival for his students. This philosophy, repetition is the “Mother of all Learning,” has informed Dobbin’s aesthetic. Use of the same subject in various mediums—the grids of wood transfers, the glass jars and tins containing symbols, and finally the blinking neon sign—all become a reflection of our memory, and his need for order and predictability.