Gallery Exhibition, There isn’t much we can do, review

The MFA gallery reception on Thursday, April 19 featured work from artist Cat Normoyle. The reception, held at Welch School of Art & Design Galleries, was a great success, exhibiting a collection of work that challenges perceptions of neglected areas of urban community.

There isn’t much we can do showcased work from a series of camouflaged signage distributed in neglected areas of Atlanta. The installation, created by means of DOT signs, chalk drawings, and blackboards recontextualizes neglected spaces by creating provocative, questioning phrases and pairing them with particular urban environments. The addition of new meaning in these specific settings may change perceptions of these spaces and promote productivity in otherwise static environments. The work on display will be a mix of photography, projection, and actual artifacts from the project. Unlike other urban art projects, this investigation is a response to opinions and insights of community members, primarily from Kirkwood, Edgewood, and Inman Park, which were involved in the process from conceptual development to execution. From questionnaires and interviews to exit reviews and community observations, the content was all inspired by people in the community.

Creative Loafing: Culture Surfing – Community Vacancy shows signs of design

Typography & Print

Welch School of Art & Design Gallery opens new exhibit, Repurposed

The Welch School of Art & Design Gallery at Georgia State is gearing up for a new exhibition in the fall featuring artists that repurpose materials in their work. Curator and gallery director, Cynthia Farnell explains, “The act of repurposing in art is currently in the foreground of many contemporary artists’ practices and can be discussed in the context of pressing global issues about environmental and economic sustainability.”

I have been brought on to build the exhibition’s identity through communication materials. My role has been to identify the commonalities of the featured artists’ work and create a visual¬† language that speaks to the exhibit’s purpose. In this process, I have created a visual look and feel inspired from the idea of found objects broken apart and pieced together again. This concept is seen throughout typography, brand mark, and print collateral (i.e., catalogs, promotional cards, etc.)

The project will continue through this month and be finalized by the opening, scheduled for October 6 – November 19. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10AM-7PM.