Type, Language, Words in Marietta Art
Freedom of Type, a group exhibit of paintings and prints with type, will be on display at 2 Rules Fine Art on Marietta Square with three on-site printmaking demonstrations by Marietta artist Pedro Gonzalez.
A group exhibit featuring eight artists whose works incorporate type, language, and words as a creative element in their art will be on display at 2 Rules Fine Art.
The term “typography” refers to the design of type, letters and/or other forms of written or printed language, and the arrangement of those forms into meaningful compositions. As such, the art of typography is closely associated with the art of printmaking and graphic design.
The exhibit celebrates the letterform as both a symbol of communication and as an aesthetic shape unto itself.
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Additionally, printmaker Pedro Gonzalez, one of the featured artists, will be giving three live printing demonstrations on July 7 at 11 a.m., July 8 at 1 p.m., and July 14 at 11 a.m.
Artists participating in the group show Freedom of Type include: Corinne Adams (a photographer and digital artist from Atlanta), Elizabeth Castaldo (a printmaker from Atlanta), Pedro Gonzalez (a printmaker and painter from Marietta), Joey Hannaford (a letterpress printmaker from Atlanta), Dennis Ichiyama (a letterpress printmaker from West Lafayette, Ind.), Beth Maddox (a painter from Jacksonville, Fla.), Rebecca Salcedo (a painter from Marietta), and John Westmark (a painter and mixed media artist from Austin).
The opening reception for the Freedom of Type exhibit takes place during the Marietta Art Walk on Friday, July 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists while enjoying live music and refreshments. The exhibit will be available for viewing at the gallery through July 28.
Take a look at previous exhibits at 2 Rules Fine Art:
- The Art of Woodturning Comes to Marietta Square
- Found Objects Peek Out Under Acrylic Layers
- Civil War Blunders, Secession
- Tradition Meets Innovation in Fine Art
- Fine Art Student Show
- Urban Layers on Marietta Square
- Tour Georgia from Marietta Square
- Local, National, International Photos Come to the Square
- Explore Love and Commercialism with Art on the Square
- Love and Commercialism in Marietta Art
Learn More about the gallery 2 Rules Fine Art and the mother-daughter duo who runs it.