An extensive showcase of contemporary typographic art, curated by Debbie Millman, on display through September 21 at SVA’s gallery in Chelsea.
School of Visual Arts presents Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information, a new exhibition curated by Debbie Millman, chair of the MPS Branding program at SVA. This exhibition brings together a wide range of typographic work from 60 individual artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Paul Sahre, Carin Goldberg, Jenny Holzer, Seymour Chwast, Chip Kidd, Kim Gordon, Tim Goodman, Paula Scher, and more, from Millman’s personal collection and beyond. Look Both Ways is free and open to the public, and will be on view from August 24 through September 21 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery.
Look Both Ways showcases the many ways in which words, text, and information influence art, design, literature and music. Bold typographic expression has become the cultural currency of communication and the centerpiece of connection. Objects and experiences all around us now contain an inscription, an impression or a point of view.
“I am thrilled to partner with SVA to share this selection of typography works from a group of innovative and outspoken artists, several from my own personal collection,” said curator and MPS Branding chair Debbie Millman. “This exhibition is a stark reminder of the power language has to rule all facets of culture. These works will undoubtedly incite many passionate discussions.”
In addition to her work as an educator and leader at SVA, Millman is an acclaimed designer, writer, and strategist and has been hosting her Design Matters podcast for more than 14 years.
The exhibition, located on the 15th Floor of Manhattan’s landmark Starrett-Lehigh Building, is open Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).
Everyone is welcomed to attend the exhibition reception on September 6 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, where there will be performances by selected artists.