Rhode Island based sculptor Howard BenTré is exhibiting at the Dennos Museum Center. The body of work is a reflection on the strength yet lightness of architecture and the human form. Malcolm Grear Designers created the accompanying exhibition catalogue.Read More
In a holiday book guide, the Wall Street Journal recommends The Photographs of Homer Page by Keith Davis and claims that it is "one of the best-printed books of the year." The American Library Association Booklist pronounced it as one of the year's top 10 photography books. The 144 page cloth-covered book includes 100 tritone photographs by the obscurely known Homer Page. Page used a 1949-50 Guggenheim Fellowship to photograph New York City.
Keith Davis, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, asked Malcolm Grear Designers to design the book. MGD has previously collaborated with Davis on numerous books for the Hallmark Photographic Collection, including his important series The Origins of American Photography.
The book, published by the Hall Family Foundation in association with Nelson-Atkins, was printed by Meridian Printing with 300-line screen separations made by Thomas Palmer.
Read a review of the book by the Yale University Press.
View video detailing the "Chazan's Choice" exhibition at the RISD Museum. The video includes Pat Appleton and Malcolm Grear working on the exhibition catalogue design. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNQ0Qtli_Xs[/youtube]
The exhibition Inappropriate Covers explores the theme of appropriation through "covering" or erasing existing pieces of art to reveal a new found meaning. Ranging from shocking to comical, the multimedia work of eleven artists address this theme by using pre-existing art pieces to sculpt into a transformation that might be deemed "inappropriate" or at the very least challenge our preconceived viewpoints.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the invitation, exhibit brochure, text panels, and outdoor signs for the exhibition.
The exhibit is on display from April 10-May 29 at the David Winton Bell Gallery on the campus of Brown University.
For more information, please visit the website of the David Winton Bell Gallery.
Read the review in the Providence Journal.
On Saturday February 14, the exhibition entitled “The Photographs of Homer Page: The Guggenheim Year, New York, 1949-50” opens at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Homer Page used a 1949-50 Guggenheim fellowship to photograph New York City. Page captured this specific time and place with his unique artistic vision that was both “gritty and lyrical.”
Keith Davis, Curator of Photography at Nelson-Atkins, asked Malcolm Grear Designers to design the book that accompanies the exhibition. This 144 page cloth-covered book includes 100 tritone photographs. MGD has previously collaborated with Davis on numerous books for the Hallmark Photographic Collection, including his important series The Origins of American Photography.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Read a review of the book by the Wall Street Journal.
Sunday's "Providence Journal" featured a two page article that reviewed the art exhibition of the late Hugh Townley's work entitled, "The Wizard with Wood".
The author, Bill Van Siclen, praised Townley as having "few equals".
The exhibition, which opened October 30 and runs through December 1, is not to be missed. Malcolm Grear Designers was honored to have designed the catalogue for this exhibition.
For more information please see the previous blog entry.
Read the article in the Providence Journal.
Hugh Townley: The Wizard with Wood opens October 30 at Wheaton College's Beard & Weil Galleries. This comprehensive exhibition, spanning more than five decades, highlights Townley's extraordinary body of work: from unpainted wood sculptures (for which the artist is best known), to vibrantly colored reliefs, plywood reliefs, early ceramics, drawings in graphite and pastel, lithographs, woodcuts, and embossed relief prints. Opening nearly nine months after the artist's death, The Wizard with Wood honors Townley's unique artistic vision and imagination.
Malcolm Grear Designers was asked to design the catalogue that accompanies Townley's show. The artist's wooden pieces feel palpable in this 48 page catalogue which features 60 large-scale, color images. Malcolm Grear, a friend of the late Hugh Townley, has designed numerous catalogues and posters for the artist.
Hugh Townley’s work has been shown in 50 one-person exhibitions and nearly 100 group exhibitions. During his nearly 30 years of teaching at Brown University he was an extremely productive artist—exhibiting widely, and receiving distinguished awards and commissions. He was still planning new work and this exhibition when he died of Parkinson’s Disease February of this year.
Hugh Townley: The Wizard with Wood opens October 30 and runs through December 1, 2008.
For more information, please visit Beard & Weil Galleries.
Harry Callahan: Eleanor, which opened to much acclaim last year at the High Museum of Art is traveling to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Opening November 7, the exhibition focuses on the photographs Callahan took of his wife of 63 years, Eleanor. Harry Callahan: Eleanor highlights over 80 images, ranging from the artist's most acclaimed images to some that have never been seen before.
Malcolm Grear Designers was selected to design the exhibition's book. Malcolm Grear, Professor Emeritus at Rhode Island School of Design, was instrumental in helping to bring Callahan to RISD in 1961.
Harry Callahan: Eleanor opens November 7, 2008.
For more information on the exhibition please visit the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.
Elizabeth King: The Sizes of Things in the Mind's Eye opens, November 8 at the David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University. "King makes meticulously crafted objects that draw our attention to the nature of being and the interplay between life and artifice," says the director of the gallery, Jo-Ann Conklin.
Malcolm Grear Designers created the exhibition's identity, invitation, and signs/panels.
Elizabeth King: The Sizes of Things in the Mind's Eye opens on November 8 and continues until December 21. On November 7 at 5:30 pm the artist will lecture with the reception to follow.
For more information on the exhibition please visit the David Winton Bell Gallery .
Read the Providence Jounral's review of the exhibtition.
In honor of the Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art’s new Chace Center (designed by architect José Rafael Moneo), renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly created a unique, site-specific exhibition.
The exhibition, which includes over 2,000 individual glass pieces, opens Friday September 26.
Dale Chihuly, a former RISD professor and founder of its glass department, has long been associated with RISD.
Chihuly asked Malcolm Grear Designers to create this exhibition's large-format, 48 page catalogue entitled “Chihuly at RISD.” The catalogue which showcases 35 full page images, also features the work of 9 of Dale's former students, including Howard BenTré and James Carpenter. Malcolm Grear, a long-time friend of Chihuly, designed his logotype and first catalogue in the 80s.
For more information about the exhibition, please visit the RISD Museum of Art.
The New York Times' Carol Kino reviews the exhibition “Harry Callahan: Eleanor” on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Malcolm Grear Designers designed the book that accompanies the exhibition.Read More
Malcolm Grear Designers was honored to be selected by the High Museum and Pace/MacGill Gallery to design the exhibition book Harry Callahan: Eleanor. The exhibition features photographs that Callahan made of his wife, Eleanor, from the 1940s through the 1960s.Read More