Deep Surface Curator Tour

Join Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Design exhibition co-curators Denise Gonzales Crisp and Susan Yelavich in a tour and informal discussion of CAM Raleigh’s newest feature exhibition.

Space is limited, please arrive at 12:00 p.m., check in at the front desk and gather in the museum lobby

Tour is free with admission.

About Denise Gonzales Crisp, co-curator of Deep Surface
Graphic Designer, writer, and educator Denise Gonzales Crisp is bi-located in Los Angeles, California, and in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is a Professor of Graphic Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Her design and writing have appeared in many international publishing venues, including Emigr√© (US), Items (NL), Form (DE), Design and Culture Journal (US), Design Observer (US) and Eye Magazine (UK); in anthologies such as All Access: The Making of Thirty Extraordinary Graphic Designers and Design Research: Methods and Perspectives; and in exhibitions, including Dimension+Typography (Chicago), East Coast/West Coast Dreams (Paris), and Getting Upper (Pasadena). Denise’s research and production areas include defining the “DecoRational,” a term she coined in the treatise “Toward A Definition of the DecoRational, In Real Time” (Design Research, B. Laurel, ed., MIT Press 2003). She holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.

About Susan Yelavich, co-curator of Deep Surface
Susan Yelavich is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. Her areas of research include: contemporary ornament, design and literature, and the relationship between architecture and textiles. She is the author of Contemporary World Interiors (Phaidon Press, 2007), Design for Life (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 1997) and (Whitney Library of Design, 1993); co-author of Inside Design Now (Princeton Architectural Press, 2003); and editor/author of Pentagram: Profile (Phaidon Press, 2004). Yelavich is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, which awarded her the Rolland Fellowship in Design in 2003-04. She is a contributing editor to Patek Philippe International Magazine and a frequent contributor to design publications. She lectures widely and served as guest critic in the New Materials and Textiles graduate program at Nuova Accademia di Belli Arti in Milan from 2007-2010.

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