Raleigh, 9 June 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina, will soon be hosting “Deep surface: contemporary ornament and pattern.” The exhibition will open on 24 September 2011 and examine contemporary patterns and ornament in design, architecture, graphic design, fashion and other art forms.
The CAM Raleigh will trace fifteen years of the use of patterns and ornament. Seventy-two creations by forty-two professional designers and artists will be exhibited and divided into six sections. The exhibition will be curated by Denise Gonzales Crisp, teacher at the University College of Design in Raleigh, along with Susan Yelavich, teacher at the School of Art and Design History and Theory in New York. These two women do not view patterns and ornaments as elements of fashion, but rather as a new phase in the rich history of visual communication. The six selected themes engage with amplification, everyday life, kit of parts, heritage, creation and imagination.
As the CAM Raleigh supports emerging artists, another exhibition will be hosted from 29 July to present young Texan artist Rebecca Ward. Rebecca Ward lives and works in Brooklyn and uses scrap in her creations. She will display an installation made for the exhibition at the Independent Weekly Gallery of the CAM.
The CAM Raleigh has no permanent collections, but focuses on young talented artists and present-day art creation. The “Deep surface: contemporary ornament and pattern” will be showing until 2 January 2012.