Nothing from Something

“Nothing from Something” is a new series of work by artist R. Mertens influenced by minimal and post-minimal art from the 60s and 70s and Minimal Music Visualization. Emphasizing the role of process in fiber arts and minimal music, this work addresses ideas of (mis)communication, spirituality, interconnections, repetition, post-structuralist aesthetics, and art history. R. Mertens is a Visiting Professor in Art at James Madison University where he is an artist and recording engineer. He owns and operates “The Weaving Room,” a textile and audio recording studio.