The David Winton Bell Gallery's latest exhibition entitled Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons, is both a powerful and timely one.
Selected from an extensive private collection of 20th century Soviet propaganda art, the exhibition includes more than 150 images. Co-curated by Abbott Gleason (Keeney Professor of History Emeritus), and Jo-Ann Conklin (director of the David Winton Bell Gallery), Views and Re-Views includes posters, cartoons, photomontages, and postcards that span more than six decades—from the time of the Russian Civil War (1918–21) into the late Soviet period. The exhibition includes well-known Soviet graphic works, by such artists as Viktor Deni, Dmitri Moor, and El Lissitsky, as well as lesser-known, but equally compelling works.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the memorable identity and unique "look" of the exhibition, including: the invitation, brochure, website, exhibition signage and design. For over 15 years, MGD has designed all of the individual exhibition identities, promotional pieces, and exhibition signs/panels for the gallery's exhibitions.
The exhibition, on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery and the John Hay Library Gallery, runs through Oct. 19, 2008, with auxiliary selections on view at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library.
Please visit the official Views and Reviews, Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons online exhibition website (design by MGD).
Read the article in the Providence Journal.