Boundless Reality: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America exhibition
A dual-site exhibition of Latin American traveler art of the 17th to 19th century at the Americas Society Gallery and the Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College. Finding its concept in the primacy of books in the exhibition, the identity plays with the format of the title page—centered headers and footers, set in Founders Grotesk, which frame the body text of a given panel. The exhibition was concerned with the transference of knowledge from South America to Europe, and the crucial role that landscape played as mediators in this exchange. A thin orange line recurs as a punctuating, horizon-inspired element while the exhibition’s overall palette echoes the earthiness and sublime lighting of many of the landscapes presented. Custom vitrines, designed to evoke narratives of transportation and crates, array in long undulating lines recalling the rivers that were the primary means of exploration.
Exhibition design for Project Projects. Project team: Ben Duvall, Shannon Harvey, and Prem Krishnamurthy. Curated by Professor Harper Montgomery.