Student Visual Arts Exhibit At PU’s Hurley Gallery
“THIS IS NOT A POSTER, AND THAT’S NOT A BOOK”: An exhibition of “handmade” poster designs and artists’ books by seniors and juniors in Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Visual Arts is on view in the Hurley Gallery at Lewis Arts complex through February 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Photo by MT Simao)
The Lewis Center for the Arts Program in Visual Arts now presents “This is not a poster, and that’s not a book,” an exhibition of “handmade” poster designs and artists’ books by seniors and juniors in the Program in Visual Arts. It is on view in the Hurley Gallery at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus through February 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The senior posters are a response to a project for the students in the Exhibition Issues and Methods Seminar to make a “handmade” poster while considering their upcoming spring thesis shows. The students determined what “handmade” could mean to them at this point in digital culture and gave them a chance to contemplate the history of artists producing their own visual aids in regards to their exhibitions. This class is taught by faculty member Pam Lins.
The juniors are exhibiting books made in the Issues in Contemporary Art Seminar taught by faculty member Joe Scanlan. The books are produced around each student’s independent studio artwork, made over the course of the fall 2018. In the class, students view and study historical artists’ books in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at Princeton University.
This exhibition presents a practice of art beyond that of the studio setting. Working within methods of distribution and dissemination allows for an expanded practice in which artists can experiment with form and consumption, and interface with an audience in new ways. For more information, visit https://arts.princeton.edu.