ROE Trendy Sweater high res
Trendy Sweater, 2013, by Robert Otto Epstein

Matteawan Gallery presents Robert Otto Epstein: ROW BY ROE. The exhibition runs through Aug. 3, 2014, and features drawings based on knitting patterns and paintings on wood panels inspired by baseball cards.

For the past few years, Epstein’s work has sought to couple the visual vocabulary of fabric diagrams with the digitization of the 1980s-era 8-bit data schemata. His source material is ‘80s and ‘90s knitting pattern books for clothing and home décor that he finds online. Using these patterns, he creates a grid on paper and begins to draw, line-by-line and square-by-square, each “pixel” of the pattern. In the end, these paintings are as much about the artist’s mechanistic process as they are about the finished product.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Matteawan Gallery is located at 464 Main St., Beacon. Call 845-440-7901 or visit

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