Come experience Gadzook!* on First Friday in February from 5 -8 pm. at GOCA Downtown. The evening will feature an artist talk at 5:15 pm with Anne Luben and Judith Poirier.
Light snacks and craft beer provided by Bristol Brewing Co.
ABOUT THE SHOW
The centuries-old practice of letterpress printing has been invigorated — and in many cases reinvented — by contemporary artists. Breaking boundaries in this medium simultaneously connects to its roots, on a continuum with an incredibly rich history of innovation that began with the advent of moveable type in the west. Whether reimagining the printed broadside through the lens of western identity and magical realism, or conducting a formal investigation of the visual vocabulary and aesthetics of the type itself, the regional, national and international artists featured in this exhibition explore a range of concepts grounded in contemporary letterpress printing practice.
*(A gadzook in typography is the decorative embellishment that connects two characters to form a ligature.)
Gadzook! will be on view through March 2.
ABOUT GOCA 121
GOCA 121 is UCCS’ satellite gallery in Downtown Colorado Springs. The space opened in February 2010, and is the product of a partnership between UCCS and Nor’wood. 121 features work by locally, nationally and internationally renowned professional artists and hosts many of GOCA’s signature programs (like ART&WINE and CHITCHAT). Located in the Plaza of the Rockies South Tower, next door to the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR). Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 1-6 p.m. or by appointment.
Pictured: Promotional image for Gadzook! Image courtesy GOCA.