Compelled to Tell: Repetition

Olga Stepanek, Untitled (appliqued quilt), fabric, n.d.
Olga Stepanek
Untitled (appliqued Picasso squares quilt)
fabric, c. 1970
Gift of Merikay Waldvogel
Museum of Nebraska Art Collection

Compositional arrangements of repeating shapes, lines and colors are often utilized to create a dynamic rhythmic energy in an artwork. These vibrating visual rhythms suggest or emphasize a range of feelings and ideas, or dramatic tension if presented in an irregular or asymmetrical manner. Through a range of mediums and techniques this exhibition presents a diverse collection of work rooted in the echoing power of communication via reiteration.