Deep Surface

CAM Raleigh, a new contemporary art museum that opened in spring 2011 in Raleigh, NC, has mounted a gorgeous exhibition that examine the re-emergence of pattern design and includes work from Marian Bantjes, Boym Partners and Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, among other noted designers. The exhibit will be on view through January 2, 2012.

CAM Raleigh’s newest feature exhibition, Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern is the first major exhibition to examine the re-emergence of ornament and pattern over the last 15 years. Deep Surface celebrates its reinvigoration as a communicative, functional, and desirable form of cultural expression, across all of the disciplines of design. The exhibition comprises of six thematic sections and features 72 remarkably inventive works from 42 international designers and artists, including such seminal works as Marcel Wanders’s Knotted Chair, wallpaper by Paul Noble and Vik Muniz for Maharam Digital Projects, and fashions created from reconstructed second-hand clothes by Junky Styling.