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Gadzook!

The centuries-old practice of letterpress printing has been invigorated — and in many cases reinvented — by contemporary artists. Breaking boundaries in this medium simultaneously connects to its roots, on a continuum with an incredibly rich history of innovation that began with the advent of moveable type in the west. Whether reimagining the printed broadside through the lens of western identity and magical realism, or conducting a formal investigation of the visual vocabulary and aesthetics of the type itself, the regional, national and international artists featured in this exhibition explore a range of concepts grounded in contemporary letterpress printing practice. The exhibition will include a collaboration with The Press at Colorado College, a film screening of “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” directed by Erin Beckloff, artist talks and workshops.


Curated by Michelle Winchell.

 

(A gadzook in typography is the decorative embellishment that connects two characters to form a ligature.)

 

Gadzook! will be on view First Fridays and Saturdays through March 2.

Friday, January 4, 2019 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

More dates through March 2, 2019

GOCA Downtown
121 S. Tejon, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Event Type

Arts & Culture

Departments

Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA), UCCS Presents

Target Audience

Everyone

Website

http://uccspresents.org/events/2018-1...

Cost

free

Event Contact

UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art

Event Contact Email

gallery@uccs.edu

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