This exhibition of the work of a major graphic design practice from Australia took place in an art gallery, reflecting how graphic design and art engage in a continuing dialog. The installation is based on a tangram – a Chinese puzzle – in which a square is divided into a parallelogram, a square and five triangles. The exhibit viewer is a vital participant in the production of meaning; how people individually move around the installation, circulate, view, read, and listen affect how they interpret information. More or Less has many connotations: Mies’s dictum that less is more, an Australian colloquialism, an ambiguous conjunction of opposites, the phrase of a perfectionist as there is always room for further minute adjustment – more or less.
Garry Emery (Principal in Charge), Emery Vincent Design Team
Emery Vincent Design