November 12, 2012
My show at Unspeakable came down. And I am taking 2 of my peices to the Muckenthaler in Fullerton CA. for a Show called Type Matters:
If you are in the LA area stop by. I know its a little bit of a treck but I think it will be a fun show.
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 6:30 PMDigital technology has had a two-fold affect on traditional forms of publishing and book design. On one hand the printed book may be on the way to becoming an antique form, while fonts have exploded in number and style with the advent of desktop printing. This exhibit will examine the expanded definition of the book while also considering the meaning carried by specific fonts utilized by artists in different media. Organized by the Muckenthaler Cultural Centerwith guest curators.Artists include: Marian Bantjes, Chris Bigg, Andrew Byrom, Andre Chevez, Andrew Effendy, Betsy Holster, Jean Gillingwators, Ana Gomez Bernaus, Matthias Kulow, Hanif Kureshi, Jan Owen, YuJune Park, Nick Shinn, Petre Spassov, Mike Stickley, Annie Vought, Fergus Wessel.
The exhibition will be divided into three parts representing historical examples of typography, mainly in antiquarian books, “case histories” examining the developmental stages of individual font designs, artist books, and contemporary design and art utilizing specific fonts as intrinsic elements of meaning.
Media range from digital only video by Matthias Kulow and wall graphics of YuJune Park to hand cut paper wall hangings of Annie Vought and unique typefaces that exist only as hand sketched botanical letterorms by Ana Gomez Bernhaus. Andrew Effendy’s twisted into barbed wire fence font exists only as a sculptural object, while Andrew Byrom’s wall mounted oversized steel letters extend short phrases into three dimensional space.
Master book artist and CSUF instructor Besty Holster will show several examples of her single edition publications, most of which stretch the very definition of a book.
Broadsides, oversize pages dedicated to single literary works, are represented by, among others, Jean Gillingwators of The Blackbird Press. The near lost art of hand painted Indian street signs is represented by Hanif Kureshi, who utilizes traditional techniques for hand lettering variations of Indian fonts in brightly colored banners.