The City Gallery, Leicester
20 June - 24 October 2009
The artists in Pattern Recognition are all exploring the point at which patterns begin to emerge or where they start to disintegrate. This tracking of pattern has been a key motif of Islamic arts and, and though it has become the driving force behind social sciences, marketing, social planning and politics, the idea of pattern has remained problematic in the visual arts.
The artists in the show employ pattern in a wide variety of ways, from the highly decorative work of Victor Vasserely to the more cerebral work of Carey Young. The exhibition shows that pattern is not simply something that lies on the surface but as the structure that lies beneath.
Philip Allen, Rana Begum, boredomresearch, Pogus Caeser, Layla Curtis, Penny Davis, Graham Dolphin, Dryden Goodwin, Martin Fletcher Systems House, Lesley Halliwell, Andy Harper, Gemma Holt, Aisha Khalid, Bernard Leach, Edwin Li, Roy Lichtenstein, Max Mosscrop, Eduardo Palozzi, Hetain Patel, Abigail Reynolds, Lucy Rie, Bridget Riley, Dieter Roth, Ed Ruscha, Kim Rugg, Mahbub Shah, Conrad Shawcross, Robert Smithson, Alison Turnbull, Victor Vasarely, David Watkins, Carey Young.