Deep Surface Features CalArtians In North Carolina

Graphic design by CalArts faculty member Gail Swanlund | Image: Courtesy of CAM

The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) of Raleigh, NC, opens its latest exhibition, Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern on Saturday (Sept. 24).

The exhibition is organized and co-curated by alumna Denise Gonzales Crisp (Art MFA 96), associate professor at the North Carolina State University College of Design in Raleigh, NC, and Susan Yelavich, assistant professor at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

From CAM:

[Deep Surface] is the first major exhibition to examine the re-emergence of ornament and pattern in design over the last 15 years. [The exhibition] celebrates its reinvigoration as a communicative, functional and desirable form of cultural expression, across all of the disciplines of design.

The co-curators “see ornament, not as a trend, but as an exciting new chapter in a rich history of visual communication.”

Among the artists presented at the exhibition are faculty members Jeff Keedy and Gail Swanlund (Art MFA 92).

Deep Surface runs through Jan. 2. To view additional exhibition images, visit CAM’s Deep Surface page.

Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern
CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin St., Raleigh
Mon, Wed-Fri, 11 am-6:30 pm
Sat, Sun, 12 pm-5 pm
919.513.0946

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