February 04, 2020
February 22 through May 23, 2020
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography (HMCT) at ArtCenter College of Design presents In Verbis Artis (In Words Art), a group exhibition curated by John David O’Brien. Free and open to the public, the exhibition runs February 22 through May 23, 2020.
In Verbis Artis explores the relationship between typography, design and fine art through the work of Los Angeles-based artists Gajin Fujita, Alexandra Grant, Mark Steven Greenfield, Jason Manley, Rebecca Ripple, Steve Roden and Jody Zellen. Within the context of each artist's voice, the exhibition examines the fluidity of written words, addressing the myriad potential interpretations of language at this critical time for communication throughout contemporary culture. The work converges here to open a dialogue into the way we understand letterforms, and how artists can subvert them in the realization of their aesthetic vision. According to O’Brien, “Taken as a group of works, In Verbis Artis is meant to stimulate viewers to think about letterforms freed from the confines of solely conveying meaning, and to recognize how the relative inherency of languages can be ignored, especially when related to questions of societal import.”
A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 22 from 4 until 7 p.m. Parking is available at 950 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena.
In Verbis Artis, organized and presented by the HMCT, is made possible by the generous support of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation.
ArtCenter College of Design’s HMCT South Campus Gallery is located at 950 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, CA 91105. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 626 396-4343.
HMCT South Campus Gallery Hours:
8 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday
Admission is free.
About The HMCT
The Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography [HMCT] at ArtCenter College of Design was founded in 2015 in memory of Professor Leah Hoffmitz Milken, a well-known typographer, letterform designer and esteemed faculty member at ArtCenter. HMCT was created to be a home and catalyst for the enhanced study of typography and letterform design. HMCT serves as an educational forum, a design laboratory, a research center and archive, as well as a meeting place for learning, discussion, and the exchange of ideas and skills. HMCT holds workshops and special classes, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, and residency programs dedicated to all aspects of the typographic field.
The mission of the Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography is to set the standard of excellence in typography education; elevate and advance the teaching and understanding of both letterform design and typographic practice; provide valuable support and service to the educational and professional communities, reinforcing the meaning and value of typography; and to honor the past and anticipate the future of typography in a society of rapidly changing visual communication methods.
Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves members of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Renowned for both its ties to industry and its social impact initiatives, ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations’ Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status. Throughout the College’s long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society.
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