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New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print

  • The Print Center 1614 Latimer Street, 19103 (map)
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Lenka Clayton, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Gustave Morin, Elena del Rivero and Allyson Strafella

 

New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print features work by artists who use the typewriter as a matrix for forming text into image. Typically referred to as typewriter “art” or typewriter “drawings,” this exhibition posits that artworks created with a typewriter should be recognized as prints, in light of the mechanism and process of their production.

 

"I use the typewriter against itself. It was built to draft first chapters of novels and resignation letters; I use it to draw my son’s eyelashes and knitted socks . . . . I really enjoy that this process allows me to focus on those very simple forms and moments that are, perhaps, usually overlooked."

 -  Lenka Clayton

Image: Lenka Clayton, Early Annie Albers 07/04/2017 from the series “Typewriter Drawings”, 2017, typewriter paper and ink, rendered with a portable 1957 Smith-Corona Skyriter typewriter, 11” x 8 ½”. Courtesy of the Artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco

Earlier Event: April 17
AN INHERENTLY HOPEFUL GESTURE
Later Event: April 18
Small Favors 2019