: Dimension and Type exhibition

  • Dimension and Type exhibition

    An opening reception is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Jan. 9 at the gallery, 230 W. Superior St., Chicago.
    I space gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday,
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — An exhibition that explores the
    potential of multi-dimensional typography opens
    Jan. 9 and runs through Feb. 7 at I space, the Chicago
    gallery of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:

    “Dimension and Typography: A Survey of Letterforms
    in Space and Time” features recent work in print, video,
    sculpture and installation by an international group of
    artists, designers and programmers.

    According to co-curator Jimmy Luu, a professor of
    graphic design at Illinois, the exhibitors have a shared
    interest in “investigating the potential of letters that
    exist beyond the flatness of two dimensions.” Work
    included in the survey, he said, hints at how the field
    of typography may evolve “when letters are freed
    from their two-dimensional traditions.”

    “Up until the past decade, letters have mainly been
    presented as flat shapes in printed form,” said Luu,
    who is curating the exhibition with Ryan Molloy, a
    professor of graphic design at Eastern Michigan
    University. “While the notion of giving dimension
    to letterforms has existed for centuries within the
    field of typography as smaller pockets of activity,
    recent advances in digital technology has provided
    designers greater freedom and ease with which to
    explore the spatial and temporal qualities of typo-
    graphic form.”

    Featured in the exhibition is work by Mohammad
    Reza Abdolali, Iran; Yeohyun Ahn, John Page Corrigan
    and Viviana Cordova, Indiana; Andrew Byrom and
    Geoff Kaplan, California, J. Kyle Daevel, Tennessee;
    Oded Ezer and Ariel Malka, Israel; Jack Featherstone
    and Chyrsosotoms Tsimourdagkas, London; Denise
    Gonzales-Crisp and Will Temple, North Carolina;
    Keetra Dixon + Jonathan Keller, Andrew Sloat and
    Benjamin Van Dyke New York; Tuan Phan, Texas;
    and Jim Stevens, Michigan.
    information source is from university of Illinoi news

    — Viviana Cordova


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