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Lecture: Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell

SDSU Downtown Gallery
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Join us for a lecture by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell. The artists will talk about their work and share more about their process of working. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the artists' solos exhibition "Give-and-Take: Poster Design by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell"

Lecture location is on SDSU campus at the SDSU School of Art + Design: ART North (see Discussion section for map to ART North)

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April 19, 2018 through July 22, 2018
"Give-and-Take: Poster Design by Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell" presents the work of this graphic design twosome, who pioneered the medium from a traditional analog approach to its contemporary inclusion of digital technology, beginning in 1989. Working collaboratively for over 30 years, Skolos and Wedell have consistently pushed the boundaries of art, design, and technology by moving fluidly between graphic design and photography, analog and digital, 2D and 3D forms. With a passion for process, the artists build elaborate models that are photographed and digitally combined, blending graphic elements and typography as foundational aspects for their graphic design.

Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell, belong to what Wedell calls the “bridge generation,” those transitional years when designers skilled in traditional analog techniques shifted towards digital technology. “We understand both worlds and easily move between them,” says Wedell. “The poster format is like a threshold into another world. It frames an idea. It lets you play with amazing scale shifts,” says Skolos.

The results are deep illusory spaces populated by shape and texture, color and form, which draw viewers in through the flat surface of the poster. Give-and-Take showcases, for the first time in southern California, a seminal selection of posters, 3D models, and related ephemera that share the creative journey of this world-renowned husband and wife duo.

"Give-and-Take" is curated by Professor Susan Merritt and organized by the SDSU Downtown Gallery. The exhibition and events are sponsored by the Visiting Artists and Lecturers Committee, the SDSU Common Experience, the School of Art + Design, the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, and Arts Alive SDSU. Additional support is provided by the San Diego State University Art Council Ambassadors.