Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern
September 24, 2011 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. CAM Raleigh is a partnership between the community and North Carolina State University’s College of Design.

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

ESSAY: ORNAMENT AND PATTERN, SIX THEMES

GALLERY GUIDE

LIST OF DESIGNERS AND OBJECTS

DEEP SURFACE EXHIBITION IMAGES




















EXHIBITION SPONSORS

 

The exhibition Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern is generously supported, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Cultural Services and by CAM Raleigh's young professional group CAM/now.

Deep Surface typeface Escheresk is donated by Tobias Sommer. Other support is provided by ArtSpace, North Carolina Museum of Art, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University. Additional donations provided by Artecnica, Ela Cindoruk, Domestic, Sibylle Hagmann, Jeffery Keedy, Maharam, The Monacelli Press, Put-in-Cups, Rizzoli New York, Schmidt Hermann Verlag, Gail Swanlund, Geoff Kaplan, C.T. Wilson Construction Group, and Walker Art Center.

PRESS COVERAGE

design.nl - October 20
CAM Raleigh in North Carolina presents an exhibition which shows that ornament is reinvigorating design.

Beyond the Surface Design blog - October 17
New Exhibit

HOW Magazine Blog - October 7
Deep Surface

WRAL - September 27
Contemporary Art Museum unveils "Deep Surface"

NC Art Blog - September 23
Not Merely Decorative

New Raleigh - September 23
Opening at CAM this Weekend: Deep Surface

Imprint - September 21
Deep Surface: A New Exhibition Celebrating Ornament and Pattern Design

Charlotte Observer - September 21
Art of Tomorrow

YMAG - September 8
Ornament and Pattern. Part 1
How Ornament Works: Six Proposals, Six Themes, Ornament and Pattern. Part 2

Dexigner - September 6
Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern

Carolina Arts - September 2011
CAM Raleigh in Raleigh, NC, Takes Major Look at Design

Interior Design - August 1
On the Surface


EXHIBITION RECEPTIONS

Leadership Circle Preview Party - Thursday, September 22, 6-9 p.m. RSVP by Monday, September 19. Join the Leadership Circle today to attend. 

Members Preview Party - Friday, September 23, 6-9 p.m. Your membership card gets you in the door; no RSVP needed. Become a member today to attend.