Saturday, April 4, 10 am
$25 general admission; $15 ICA and AIGA members, seniors, and students
Ticket holders will have access to programs in the Bank of America Art Lab, State Street Corporation Lobby, and galleries. Admission to those programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.
ICA/AIGA DESIGN SERIES: DESIGN AS SOCIAL AGENT
MAIN STAGE TALK
Culture and Resistance
With Kevin Grady, Caleb Neelon, the Project Director for PIXNIT Productions, and Elizabeth Resnick
*Special offer: Buy tickets for 2 or more Main Stage Talks and get one FREE (on all sales starting April 1, 2009; phone or in-person sales only)*
Shepard Fairey's work distills many elements, drawing from the seemingly distinct worlds of music, skate culture, street art, graphic design, and fine art. Designer Kevin Grady, and Boston-based street artists Caleb Neelon and the Project Director for PIXNIT Productions provide a cultural orientation to frame Fairey's work, while designer, design curator and author Elizabeth Resnick explores how his work fits into a diverse and powerful history of dissent in design.Kevin Grady is the founder, editor-in-chief and creative director of the award-winning pop culture magazine Lemon and a self-taught graphic designer. He has nearly two decades of experience in corporate identity and branding, working with such clients as VH1, Converse, and MTV.
Caleb Neelon is an artist, writer, and educator. He is an editor at the popular culture bi-monthly Swindle, and has been a contributing writer to Tokion, Print, Juxtapoz, On The Go, and Lemon. Neelon's paintings and installation artwork have appeared in exhibitions, on murals, and in publications around the world.
PIXNIT is the pseudonym of a Boston-based artist who creates ornate, large-scale installations and paintings influenced by reproduction prints, the history of painting, and the decorative arts. Her street art, combining graffiti with a distinctive stenciling technique, is designed to simultaneously beautify and critique our urban environment.
Elizabeth Resnick is Associate Professor in Communication Design at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a passionate curator who has organized four comprehensive design exhibitions. Her publications include Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication.