Two drawings from our Repetition and Difference, After William Morris series are featured in the exhibition “1:1 / drawing, design, and communication” at the New York School of Interior Design. The show, curated by Darling Green with Judith Gura, brings together a diverse group of designers who have made innovative communication of form central to their practice, and who continue to push the limits of drawing as a medium.
From the exhibition text:
Adam Marcus’s variations on Morris’s original patterns raise the issue of technology’s use in drawing and production. In these drawings, Marcus analyzes the underlying geometries, networks of curves and repeated sequences of Morris’s original patterns, with particular interest in the design decisions Morris made to obscure the repeating pattern tiles and inevitable flaws that would result from Industrial Revolution-era block printing processes. The result is then fed through a digital process, which generates new patterns by adjusting specific parameters, such as the quantity of branches or layering of leaves. Marcus’s drawings are in the tradition of “copying” the masters of the past as a means of study, but they also suggest a reconsideration of the generative methods of architectural rendering today.
The show runs from September 13 to November 10, 2018. More info at this link.
Photos courtesy of New York School of Interior Design.