Saturday, January 15, 2011

Pattern Play

Deadline: February 25, 2011 (RECEIVE) or (EMAIL)

Pattern Play
Living Arts and Science Center

Lexington, KY
April 4, 2011: Show Opens

Exhibition Objectives
“Pattern Play” is a group exhibit open to all media about ways that artists discover and utilize different types of patterns in their art work. These patterns may be derived from a variety of sources and should be a prominent aspect of the art work.

For many artists natural geometries, such as such as in the radial symmetry of a starfish, the uncurling of a fern leaf, the branching veins of a leaf, or the spiral of a nautilus shell, may be depicted or referenced in ways that reveal their patterns. Inspiration may also come from geometric formulas such as tessellations and fractals or the principles that create optical illusions. Another rich source of patterns often utilized in new ways are derived from specific cultures such as the zigzag patterns of Mexican Art that reference the tiered steps of the ancient Aztec pyramids, multitudes of colored dots that may reference aboriginal art, and intricate lattices that may make one think of Islamic art and architecture.

Although every pattern has some element such as the shape, line, or color, that repeats in a predictable manner, these predictable patterns may be utilized by artists in sometimes quite unpredictable methods or combinations.

Pattern Play is open to professionals and students 18 years of age or older who reside in Kentucky and neighboring states (IL, IN, OH, WV, VA, TN, MO). All work must be original and properly prepared for displaying. All work, unless indicated as NFS, will be available for sale during its exhibition at LASC. The LASC will collect 30% commission on any work sold during the exhibition.

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Elaine Quave, Gallery Director
Living Arts and Science Center
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd
Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: 859.252.5222