Transformer is proud to present the 9th year of the Exercises for Emerging Artists program with E9: Design – Mass Fad Discharge, a group exhibition featuring works by emerging graphic designers: Christie Liberatore, Shawn Moriarty, and Noelle Weber.
Beginning in March 2012, the participating artists met bi-weekly for two hour peer critiques of newly developing bodies of work led by guest facilitator Maria Habib, Senior Director of Design at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Natalie Cheung, artist and Exhibitions Manager at Transformer.
Maria Habib states: “During the daily grind, designers are often tasked with clearly and critically relaying a message on behalf of a client. So what to do when this ‘message’ may be silly, far-fetched or if it actually isn't conveying anything at all? You bullshit. These three talented designers of E9: Design took this opportunity to exercise what they do best: give meaning to the meaningless, highlight the absurd, and have fun along the way. They explored themes of visual language fads and over-consumption and resulting constipation. All framed with a golden shimmer for the viewer to bedazzled!”
ABOUT THE E9: DESIGN ARTISTS:
Christie Liberatore is originally from Northern Maryland. Christie received her BA in Studio Art and Graphic Design from the University of Maryland, College Park. She recently took part in SVA's Masters Workshop in Rome, focusing on typography. She is now living, working, and freelancing as a designer, artist, and illustrator in Washington, DC. www.christieliberatore.com
Shawn Moriarty is originally from Knoxville, TN. He is a graduate of the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC where he studied Graphic Design. Currently he is a Senior Consultant/Designer at Booz Allen Hamilton and is also the Design Lead for the Washington, DC based queer artist collective Boys Be Good. www.shawnmoriarty.com
Noelle Weber is a graphic designer who lives and works in Washington DC. She has a background in fine art and printmaking and likes to incorporate texture and other handcrafted qualities into her design work. www.noelleweber.com
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