Saying Wavy - MFA Candidate Graduate Exhibition
Charles Eames stated that design is, “…a plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose. The design is an expression of the purpose. It may (if it is good enough) later be judged as art.”
Excerpt from Eames Design; The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames.
From my understanding art has always been viewed in higher regard than design, and this is due mostly to the freedom of expression, exploration, and limitlessness of an artist.
Mathias Augustyniak (M/M Paris) writes, “Art has simply become more and more detached from the economy of everyday life; artists seem to insist on positioning themselves outside of the real world in this exclusive space called art.” What does this mean for designers using their creations as a vehicle for the kinds of personal expression and commentary that are usually seen as art’s preserve? What seems crucial to this investigation is that some sort of slippage occurs between where art is, how it looks, and what it does.
Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 8, 2013 – Friday, April, 19, 2013
Public Lecture: Wednesday, April 10, 2013. 6-7 PM, Shattuck Annex.
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2013. 5-8 PM, AB Lobby Gallery.
PSU Campus: Shattuck Hall Annex is located at SW Broadway & Hall, AB Lobby Gallery is located at 2000 SW 5th Avenue.