Impasse: In 2013 artist Chris Oatey presented a simultaneous solo and curated group exhibition at CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. A catalog broadsheet was required featuring information regarding the event, artworks, and artists involved. As a main objective, the catalog needed to physically and formally reflect the relationship between both the solo and curated group exhibitions.
1646 Process: To keep costs down, the catalog was printed as single, double-sided 14 x 22.5 inch broadsheet that when folded, was presented as a small booklet. The catalogue was designed to enable the viewer to navigate between the two simultaneous exhibitions, Oatey’s solo exhibition and his curated group exhibition. A visual language derived from Chris Oatey’s practice and process was used to create a harmonious rhythm for the two like-minded but independent exhibitions being viewed.
Results: Patrons, viewers, and guests of CB1 Gallery were able to engage with Chris Oatey’s solo exhibition and curated group show through the dynamic broadsheet that was mass printed and distributed by the gallery. A digital version of the catalog was also made available for download through the gallery’s website.