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Bad Graphic Design

HKJB at Gowanus Studio Space
119 8th Street
Brooklyn Misc.
July 17 - July 24, 2009
Reception: Friday, July 17, 6 - 12 AM
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Beattie and Davidson Halsey Hathaway Jay Henderson Gareth Long Janna Luttrell Frank Magnotta Patrick Meagher Monique Prieto Jeffrey Tranchell Yadir Quintana

To be designed, or to be graphic asserts a kind of skillful orderliness in which the notion of rebellion seems antithetical and impossible. This collection of work anticipates and re-manages forms of visual and textual order meant as product-moving design and/or graphically animated realities. Usage of these languages becomes a way of moving something else freed from that function. We are asking with the assembled works: what is that something else? Degrees of social alienation from capitalist momentum, cross currents of influence between pop and not, celebration of irrational sequence still appearing as purposeful as the design it isn’t (yet), all may be part of the answer.
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