The calligraphic impulse is alive today not only in traditional calligraphy circles, but also in the work of artists doing work not always thought of as calligraphy: graffiti artists, painters of all kinds, commercial hand lettering artists, among others.
Mike Gold has worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 30 years, mostly in the social expressions business. But his real passion is exploring the corridors of calligraphy that have been less traveled, the path where words and letters are design elements with which to play with line, shape, and form, where creating a visual statement is more important than writing a readable text. In both his professional and personal art, Gold breaks traditional rules to create contemporary, non-traditional work.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Cooley Gallery.
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:00pm
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202, USA
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