Artist Aimee Lee discusses her work in hanji (Korean paper) as part of "The Magic of Korean Papermaking" workshop at the Glassell School of Art. This presentation will describe how hanji is made in both Korea and the U.S., and how it is used for books, sculpture, jewelry, and artwork.
This culminating chapter of a trilogy by Joseph Cohen features artworks created with paint that he developed in a medical research laboratory using nanomaterials -- from tracer dyes to separated carbon nanotubes. The works fluoresce outside of the visible spectrum -- ultraviolet and infrared, allowing for multidimensional viewing. When observed with a special light source, the art transforms into vibrant color; and when viewed under natural light, an evident, but faint glow emits from the works due to Cohen's use of purified phosphorous. Also on view are works from Cohen's Chapters 1 and 2.
spring the Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston School of Art
proudly present the work of the Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates from the
school’s five studio programs: Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Practice and
Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture. The
exhibition showcases highly developed bodies of work produced in a studio
intensive environment over a three-year degree program.
School of Art 2019 Masters of Fine Arts
Derek Boshier “Paintings, Drawings, and Film: Selected Works 2004 - 2019” Opening at Redbud West Gallery
Joins us for an evening of discussion of the book Just My Type
(Simon Garfield, 2012) and the history of font design, followed by an
engaging look into the museum’s rich collection of wood and metal type.
About “Just by Type”
Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie
posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy. But
where do fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the
businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial,
or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)?
Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more,
and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world.
Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until
about twenty years ago, when the pull-down font menus on our first
computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of
Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Garfield
unravels our age-old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type
investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took
over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on
bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or
female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of
Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can
signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This
book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change
the way you look at the printed word.
“A deliriously clever and entertaining book”
— The Boston Globe
“Informative, delightful — and essential reading for word geeks everywhere.”
— The Seattle Times
The UH Photography and Digital Media program welcomes Rafael Soldi to the University of Houston to discuss his photographic art work and curatorial practice.
About the Artist
Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian-born, Seattle-based artist and curator. He is the co-founder of FOUND, a space for contemporary art in Seattle, and the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists.