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Pattern: Follow the Rules
Event on 2013-10-18 00:00:00
DENVER (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)—The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver)  today announced a new group exhibition Pattern: Follow the Rules that examines the definitions of the well-worn terms Pattern and Decoration. The exhibition presents an international group of artists who work with the different roles these elements play across a range of cultural contexts.

Working with technology, including digitization and computer programming, the artists in this exhibition experiment with new ways to generate artistic forms using science, math and technology. Importantly, these artists subvert traditional aesthetic judgments, instead setting up systems of mechanical rules to create a final work—a new way to conceive the relationship between form and content. The art that takes up these new definitions of pattern alters our interaction with the space around us and challenges our perception of what we see.

Artists in the exhibition include Walead Beshty (b. United Kingdom 1976), Teresita Fernandez (b. United States 1968), Mark Grotjahn (b. United States 1968), Shirazeh Houshiary (b. Iran 1955), Kilvinas Kempinas (b. Lithuania 1969), Jason Middlebrook (b. United States 1966), Mai-Thu Perret (b. Switzerland 1976), Ara Peterson (b. United States 1973), Hugh Scott-Douglas (b. United Kingdom 1988), Alyson Shotz (b. United States 1964), Rudolf Stingel (b. Italy 1956), Tam Van Tran (b. Vietnam 1966), Garth Weisner (b. United States 1979), Pae White (b. United States 1963) and Christopher Wool (b. United States 1955).

This exhibition is organized by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, where it is on view through August 11, 2013. Generous support for Pattern: Follow the Rules was provided by MSU Federal Credit Union and Broad/MSU’s General Exhibitions Fund.

at Museum of Contemporary Art
1485 Delgany Street
Denver, United States



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