New MSU exhibition shows graphic design seniors ready to 'Break the Grid'

 

MSU Office of Public Affairs

 

 

Seventeen Mississippi State art majors specializing in graphic design are the creative minds behind a new exhibition on display through April 17 at the university's Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.  

 

"Break the Grid" celebrates the seniors' completion of studio work in MSU's Department of Art, the state's largest undergraduate studio art program. The spring semester graphic design thesis students are under the instruction of Assistant Professor Claire Gipson. 

 

Golden Triangle area exhibitors included are Sarah Ferguson of Columbus, Trent Furr of Ackerman and Laura Leigh Hicks of Steens. 

 

"A grid is a structure that is usually two-dimensional and made up of a series of intersecting straight (vertical, horizontal and angular) or curved guidelines used to structure content. Not meant to be broken," said student exhibitor Joanna Bauer of Huntsville, Alabama. "These 17 seniors of the BFA graphic design concentration have learned the rules and now must go out and break them, but first, they will showcase a variety of skills in the 2019 Break the Grid Graphic Design Senior Exhibition." 

 

In addition to physical displays including web design, posters, editorial and advertising design, and illustration, the students' portfolio books and self-promotional pieces will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.breakthegrid2019.com and follow on Instagram @breakthegrid2019. 

 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

 

 

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