Helen Frederick

Personal Patterns-Panel Discussion at Montgomery College, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

Personal Patterns-Panel Discussion at Montgomery College, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center

We will be talking about questions that were posed by curator, Claudia Rousseau's essay. We were interested in how an artist's use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties. Might it be used to express an opinion on political or scientific ideas, or a concern for the environment and its current problems? How can pattern communicate emotion and express meaning? Does it invite intimacy or does it tend to hold the viewer at a distance? Is it feminist, or connote feminism, or is it universal? Where does it fit in modern art history?  

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