Hunter Drohojowska-Philp reviews Things Change, Things Stay the Same for KCRW
…Another graduate of Cal Arts, Cindy Bernard gained much attention in 1988 for her photographs of patterns from the insides of security envelopes, a feature meant to prevent anyone from seeing inside. The arrangements of lines and checks, framed and presented in grids, were titled after the sender of each envelope: Merrill Lynch, the IRS, and so forth. Richard Telles Fine Art in Hollywood has a complete set on view. Of interest on their own, they also provide a background for seeing her 2016 watercolors of blocks of small flowers or stripes or solids all appropriated from the design of a crazy quilt that had belonged to a relative. She had never considered herself a painter and, like any quilt, the edges and colors are a little wonky but all the more charming for that. Seeing them in relation to the intellectual underpinnings of her earlier work lends context and content. The show is well-titled: Things Change, Things Stay the Same. — Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Art Talk, KCRW
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