John C. Hutcheson Gallery features Aesthetic Apparatus, cutting-edge graphic design firm
By Janel Shoun on 1/11/2011
The John C. Hutcheson Gallery in the James D. Hughes Center on the Lipscomb University campus (which opened fall 2010) currently features the collaborative work of Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski, owners of the internationally recognized graphic design firm, Aesthetic Apparatus, of Minneapolis, Minn.
This exhibition will run from Jan. 12-Feb. 17. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. it is located on the Lipscomb campus at One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN, 37204. For more information cal 615.966.5813 or visit art.lipscomb.edu.
Lipscomb’s Visiting Artist Program, sponsored by the Cracker Barrel Foundation, will present a lecture by Ibarra and Byzewski on Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in Lipscomb’s Ward Lecture Hall. A reception with the artists will follow the lecture.
Aesthetic Apparatus began when Ibarra and Byzewski found each other through a shared interest of printmaking and music. The two have since built a portfolio of limited edition hand-printed concert posters that gained them enough recognition nationally and internationally to turn their hobby into a full-time graphic design studio in 2002.
Aesthetic Apparatus creates the full spectrum of design projects, along with the posters they are known for, including work for clients such as Blue Q, Harper Collins, American Cancer Society and Criterion Collection as well as bands such as Cake, Frank Black, Spoon, The Hold Steady, Dinosaur Jr. and Grizzly Bear.
Their work has been featured in Print, Step Into Design, Communication Arts, Creative Review, HOW, Print, Rolling Stone, Swindle, Jane Magazine, Readymade Magazine along with handfuls of design book publications and the recent Chronicle Books rock art publication “The Art of Modern Rock.”
About the Hutcheson Gallery
Curated by Lipscomb art department faculty, the Hutcheson Gallery features a variety of exhibitions each semester. This gallery will provide an opportunity to study, exhibit, stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement and artistic interests.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. The campus is located at One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN, 37204. For more information call 615.966.5813 or visit art.lipscomb.edu.