Columbia College Center for Book and Paper – Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage

June 2013

Steve Lambert Columbia College Center for Book and Paper   Word on the Street: Image, Language, Signage photo

 

JUNE 14 – AUGUST 10, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 5:00–7:00 P.M.

Featuring work by Superflex, Laura Kina, Chris Dorland, Mark Dean Veca, Joel Ross (with Jason Creps), Jason Thomas Pallas, Jaclyn Jacunski, Peter Liversidge, Jeffrey T. Jones, Jonathan Monk, Eric May, Steve Lambert, Nicolas Lampert, Justseeds, and Howling Mob Society.

This exhibition considers the expressive potential of image and language through signage: how do artists use the visual and physical characteristics of signage, along with its often site specific cultural currency, to create realms of poetic or political meaning in public space or the gallery? With a focus on forms of permanent and ephemeral signage this exhibition will consider artists’ billboards, marquees, street signs, banners and posters among other forms of infrastructural signage.

Held in association with the THIRD ANNUAL TYPOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM, a four-day extravagana celebrating typography and design, featuring signmaking workshops, a lecture by John Downer, and a panel on Chicago street typography.

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