Hyperflat is a survey of Jeannie Thib’s extensive investigation into ornamental motifs. Thib’s work borrows decorative patterns from textiles and domestic surfaces, reconstitutes them through operations of cutting and piling, and reinvents them with magnification, repetition and excision. In doing so, the artist translates historical designs into contemporary industrial materials and extends them into three-dimensional, sculptural forms.
English artist Stuart Frost breathes new life into dead trees by transforming raw organic materials into something new and captivating. Frost developed a technique of pyrography in which intricate patterns are defined by scorching the surfaces of dead trees. These elaborate patterns are loosely based on 19th century wallpaper motifs.