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Artists who create works entirely in patterns have an added burden: They must take special care to ensure that their creations do not evoke wallpaper or giftwrap. Most of the artists of Adamson Gallery’s “Pattern Recognition” avoid this comparison with varying degrees of success. Mark Dean Veca’s Peaches and Cream looks floral from afar, but upon closer inspection of the flesh-toned painting, corporeal forms appear in between paint drips. Bubble, by Yuriko Yamaguchi, grows like coral from an ocean floor but is made of a series of cut plastic tubes. Some of the artists verge nervously close to Paper Source territory, but Colby Caldwell’s pixelated, jewel-like How to Survive Your Own Death is the scene-stealer, emitting an almost electronic glow. The exhibition is on view from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, to Saturday, June 28, at the Adamson Gallery, 1515 14th St. NW, Suite 202. Free. (202) 232-0707.