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I’m back!…with two more exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum

25 Mar 2019

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Phew! It’s been a busy 14+ months since I last posted. (14 months?! Oh my….) In that time, I’ve designed seven exhibitions of varying size and scope, four print projects, and three large production jobs. I’m currently in early design developing for an exciting project in Maine, and then there’s the typical day-to-day of running a small design studio. Yep, just sitting around eating bon-bons.

In an attempt to get back into posting on The Exhibit Designer, I’m kicking off with a neat book-end to my last post: two more exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum. These two were both located in the same gallery, and were mounted one after the other.

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Baselitz: Six Decades ran from June 21, 2018 through September 16, 2018, then Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse opened November 1. Pulse is on view for another month, if you’d like to check it out! More photos of the projects are here: Baselitz / Pulse.

The title treatment for Pulse played on the pulsing incandescent light bulbs hanging from the ceiling in the installation Pulse Room…

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…while the title for Baselitz was a straight-forward title lockup. An early concept, in which “George” and “Baselitz” were alternately flipped upside down—Baselitz is known for his “inverted” paintings—was rejected, and I am a little sad for what could have been.

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The straight-forward lockup did create a neat little effect as you ascended the escalator, as the letters’ reflections refracted in the glass.

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Until the next post…

 

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