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Art & Art History

The Plastic Arts

Tuesday, September 07, 2010–Saturday, October 23, 2010
Gallery 400
400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607

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Dexter Sinister

Diffusing the lines between form and content in graphic design, Dexter Sinister creates presentations and publications that collapse the distinctions between editing, design, production, and distribution. Designed as a walk-in-caption and set in Meta-the-difference-between-the-two-Font—a typeface designed by Dexter Sinister in 2010 and derived from MetaFont, a computer typography system programmed by Donald Knuth in 1979—this exhibition offers a series of frames with which to consider the usual channels of material, subject matter, and set-up in exhibition displays.

The Plastic Arts is presented concurrently with Particulate Matter (Things, Thingys, Thingies).