Artist’s Lecture: Mel Parada, Rethinking Lines
Join artist Mel Parada for a discussion of his exhibition, Rethinking Lines, on display in Fenwick Gallery through October 5.
Today’s communication landscape is saturated with narrative driven design. What we see and experience through our everyday communication channels are often assigned specific meaning, purpose, and intent, leaving very little room for interpretation by the viewer. Rethinking Lines examines the possibilities of meaning making and attempts to remove narrative from communication design through visual treatments that involve the deconstruction of typography, reconfigured grid systems, scale, and color theory. The work embodies theoretical approaches found in the Minimalist movement as well as abstraction movements like De Stijl and Constructivism. The printed works in Rethinking Lines provide a visual representation that shifts the inception of meaning and its making from the design phase to the experience phase while introducing a means of disrupting the reliance of narrative in all forms of visual communication to include fine art.
Learn more about this exhibition at http://fenwickgallery.gmu.edu/exhibits/rethinking-lines.
- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
- 11:00am - 12:00pm
- 2001 Fenwick Library, Main Reading Room
- Fairfax Campus
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