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Art and Design: Two Designers and Their Art — Michael Graham and Marc Pekala November 7 through December 13, 2015

A.00.96

Marc Pekala, A.00.96, 1996.
Found paper.
Courtesy of Crystall and John Merlino

Diary of a Trilogy
Michael Graham, The 10th Legion, 2012.
Graphite.
Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Overview

Michael Graham and Marc Pekala both trained in graphic design programs and went on to careers in teaching and commercial design. Their design educations provided a foundation and language for their visual exploration. Pekala grew up in Baltimore seeing the poster art of the pop music culture and developed a love for using typographic forms to solve visual problems while studying at AU. Graham studied in Rome and became enamored with Classical art and inscriptional letter forms.