Pattern : Artist & Bookmakers Annual Exhibition
Posted by valerie O'Regan
"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."Alfred North Whitehead (British Philosopher and Mathematician, 1861-1947)
People often have a visual preference for symmetry and repetition and are frequently attracted to geometric shapes and patterns. There is something incredibly mesmerising and comforting about seeing a shape or an image repeated in a mathematical order. Artists recognise this and frequently use pattern for both structural and decorative purposes. Roman and Egyptian tile work, the wallpapers by Morris & Co., and the paintings of Victor Vasarely and Brigit Riley are all examples of where pattern has been employed to great effect. Upright Gallery frequently exhibits artworks that have pattern at their core. Continuing this theme, artist bookmakers were invited to submit artworks for the annual artist book exhibition held every December. The brief was simple – celebrate pattern in artist book form. Over 80 handmade books will be on display from 35 artists. Co-curated with Edinburgh based artist book maker and tutor Susie Wilson.
Upright gallery , 3 Barclay Terrace,, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH10 4HP,