Curated by surface design studio, Pattern People, BENEATH THE SURFACE Exhibition will take place at NEMO HQ under the theme of Flora, Fantasy & Fable in Surface Design. It highlights the work of influential, contemporary surface designers through the mediums of wallpaper, prints, and 3-dimensional objects. The work presented demonstrates how patterns can give dimension to an otherwise flat surface and create a world that pulls in the viewer. Focusing on escapist and fantastical themes, the exhibit features utopian landscapes, folkloric fables, and interpretations of magical inner journeys.
The exhibit includes designers from the U.S, Japan, Finland, Germany, Sweden, and the U.K: Anna Giertz, Chelsea Heffner, Dan Funderburgh, Deanne Cheuk, Eno Henze, George Moskal, Joanna Bean, Jo Hamilton, Katrin Wiens, Kinpro, Kustaa Saksi, Laundry Studio, Linn Olofsdotter, Marc Curtis, Michael Leon, Mike Perry, Nama Rococo, Osmose, Pattern People and Timorous Beasties
BENEATH THE SURFACE: FLORA, FANTASY & FABLE IN SURFACE DESIGN
Date: May 1st – 31st, 2009
Opening Reception: May 1st 18:00 – 22:00 with Music provided by Spencer Product
Place: NEMO HQ
Address: 1875 SE Belmont, Portland, Oregon
Text: mariko takei