News Release| Department of Art; Cal State L.A.

February 8, 2013

‘Mechanical Alphabets’ on exhibit at Cal State L.A.

WHAT:  The Fine Arts Gallery at Cal State L.A. presents an exhibition, entitled Mechanical Alphabets, featuring the works of four artists—Dirk Hagner, Amos Kennedy, June Corley and Ronald King. Each of whom produces artworks focusing on the materiality of the letter itself, using printing technology, paper constructions, found signage, and letter type. The exhibit is curated by Karin Lanzoni.

MORE:  In a play with meaning and materiality, each artist has an individual approach to the tangible presence of the letter as evidenced in their prints, books, sculptures, textiles and installations included in this exhibition.  Mechanical Alphabets addresses the physicality of the letter as it appears in our text-driven world.

Rachelle W. Chuang, along with several local printers, will give letterpress demonstrations on a press from the International Museum of Printing during the opening reception on Thursday, Feb. 14, and on Saturday, Feb. 16. Visitors are invited to print during these times.

WHEN:  Feb. 11–Mar. 2, 2013.  Gallery hours: Mon.-Thu. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.

                                Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  

WHERE: Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts building, on the CSULA campus.

                                Permit parking is available at Lots 5 and 7 or Parking Structure C.

                                For campus map and directions: /sites/default/files/univ/ppa/campus_map.pdf

INFO: For more information, call (323) 343-4040 or email Gallery Director Karin Lanzoni at [email protected].

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