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Brief Published: 5 Apr 2013

Pattern: Follow the Rules


Michigan State University’s Broad Art Museum in the US is currently holding an exhibition called Pattern: Follow the Rules.

Through a series of installations, large-scale paintings and sculptures, the exhibition looks at innovative new definitions of pattern in 21st-century art. Among the works is Night Writing, an installation made up of thousands of coloured translucent layers of polycarbonate in gradated tones of grey and pink by Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Theresita Fernández.

A site-specific piece called White Wave (2013) by New York-based artist Alyson Shotz comprises of thread strung in patterns around nail heads secured into the wall for a surprisingly complex viewing experience. This method of creating pattern through thread installation is explored in Stylus’ new Re-Work Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Industry Trend. 

The show runs until 23 June 2013.

Broad Museum

Art & Design