Jacqueline Groag, Untitled, about 1956. Dress fabric, printed cotton. Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III Collection. Photo from the book Jacqueline Groag: Textile and Pattern Design, published by ACC.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag

May 19, 2013November 3, 2013
North Building - Level 2 — Included in general admission.

Following the prolonged trauma of World War II, a renewed public appetite for color and pattern flourished in Britain. Designers responded enthusiastically to the freedom of the post-war period, creating dynamic and stimulating patterns inspired by art, science, and everyday life. Czech-born Jacqueline Groag was one of the most versatile women designers of this period. From the colorful and playful to the abstract and representational, Groag’s work contributed to Britain’s spirit of renewal and defined the popular “contemporary” style. An extremely inventive artist with a finely tuned sense of color, Groag utilized collage and drawing to develop her exceptional child-like visions.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag provides a rare opportunity to view these original works on paper alongside Groag's lively, bold designs for furnishing textiles, dress fabrics, laminates, and other decorative surfaces drawn primarily from the Denver collection of Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag was part of the summer 2013 campus-wide exhibition Spun: Adventures in Textiles.

Spun: Adventures in Textiles is organized by the Denver Art Museum. Funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is funded by the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum, the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).