Deep Surface

Published on: November 29th, 2011

Deep Surface - Contemporary Ornament and PatternWith Denise Gonzales Crisp I co-curated the exhibition “Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern”, which opened September 23 and runs until January 2, 2012 at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina. We selected an international roster of 42 designers, drawn from all disciplines of design, which we broke into six thematic sections.Featured are such seminal works as Hella Jongerius’s Sampler Blankets, wallpaper by Michael Rock and Susan Sellers of 2×4 for Maharam Digital Projects, and fashion created from reconstructed second-hand clothes by Junky Styling. For more about the exhibition and its context, check out my essay on the history and current perceptions of ornament.


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Parsons is not currently admitting new students to this master’s degree program. Parsons is now offering a Graduate Minor in Design Studies that is designed to complement the MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies and other graduate programs across the university in design, liberal arts, and social research.