Projects from May Kim
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The exhibition brings together eight artists with creative design process: Kevin Zweerink, Lily Clark, Michael Quednau, Fumi Omori, Connor Muething, Trace Byrd, May Kim and Tristan Scow. While these designers all employ markedly different aesthetic strategies, their varying process and experiments are conceptually unified by a mutual drive to use graphic design as a tool for art that fulfills both practicality and visual attraction.
In their art making process, these designer attempt to push the limit of two dimensional space, often by creating works with unfamiliar texture, word play, color palettes and methods to constantly renegotiate the set standards and limits of graphic design. This exhibition attempts to "Show Off" the strangely appealing results of the designers' experimental methods.