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Exhibition Poster
Exhibition Poster
Emmy van Leersum
Emmy van Leersum
Aldo Bakker
Aldo Bakker
Aldo Bakker
Aldo Bakker, Watering Can

Another noteworthy complaint involved the size and clarity of the text and photos. I found myself straining to read label information and decipher images.  The font, at times, appears to be in the single digits. I speculate that this reduction is motivated by the inclusion of relatively small images. Photographs, which are reprinted multiple times throughout the catalog, are sometimes smaller than a United States postage stamp. Furthermore, there appears to be a dullness that could be the result of the paper choice. These clarity issues are particularly problematic with the visual essays where numerous images have been reduced to fit on two pages. Perhaps this diminished scale is intended to reinforce the scrapbook effect. I think it affects the impact.

Gijs Bakker
Gijs Bakker, Bril

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  • Allie Farlowe currently works as a metalsmith and jeweler. She received a BFA in jewelry and metalwork from the University of Georgia and an MA in the history of American decorative arts from Parsons School of Design in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. She was formerly the assistant curator of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the Mint, she coordinated many traveling shows and curated exhibitions such as Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Lee Noffke and Masters of Disguise.

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