Paducah School of Art & Design (PSAD) is pleased to announce the hosting of space.cowboy.the.graphic.design.of.david.carson, an exhibition of commissioned graphic design, photographs and other original works by world-renowned graphic designer David Carson March 31 – May 6, 2016.
The exhibition will be part of the March 31, 2016 opening celebration for PSAD’s new 30,000-square-foot 2D and Graphic Design Building at 905 Harrison Street in LowerTown Paducah, Ky. The exhibition reception and opening celebration will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Carson exhibition will remain on view through May 6, 2016. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
“The exhibition marks a highpoint in PSAD’s established exhibition program and is a rare opportunity to experience a diverse selection of Carson’s work first hand,” said PSAD dean Paul Aho. “The exhibition reflects his revolutionary approach to assembling visual information and how images and typography can come together in non-traditional ways to convey emotion and communicate a message.” As Carson himself is known to caution, “Don’t mistake legibility for communication.” But as Carson further explains, “It’s the basic decisions—images, cropping and appropriate font and design choices—that make design work, not having the ability to overlap or play with opacity.”
To complement the exhibition, David will be giving an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. on April 1, which is also free and open to the public. Space is limited for the lecture; advanced registration is encouraged. The lecture will be presented in Room 208 at PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building, 905 Harrison Street.
To reserve a seat during David Carson’s April 1 artist’s talk at PSAD, please call 270.408.4278.
For more information call 270.408.4278 or visit kctcs.edu