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"Pattern ID" Explores Identity in Age of Globalization

James Gobel, "I'll Be Your Friend, I'll Be Your Love, I'll Be Everything You Need," 2009; felt, yarn, acrylic and rhinestones on canvas.
Collection of the Akron Art Museum
James Gobel, "I'll Be Your Friend, I'll Be Your Love, I'll Be Everything You Need," 2009; felt, yarn, acrylic and rhinestones on canvas.

At the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, in a traveling exhibition called "Pattern ID," fifteen artists from around the world express their cultural identities through pattern and dress.

By Laura Spencer

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Kansas City, Mo. – "Pattern ID" encourages viewers to consider their own "Pattern ID," that the clothes we wear, the things we surround ourselves with, are informed by our cultural heritage, and life experiences.

"Pattern ID"
January 28-May 8, 2011
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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Laura Spencer is staff writer/editor at the Kansas City Public Library and a former arts reporter at KCUR.
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