Performance on Paper: The Posters of Phil Risbeck and John Sorbie features the graphic works of internationally acclaimed Colorado designers Phil Risbeck and the late John Sorbie. Thirty posters, spanning a 30-year period from the 1960s to the 1990s, announce a constant stream of performances, including dance, theatre, opera, and film at Colorado State University.
The exhibition will highlight Risbeck and Sorbie’s expressive techniques, such as high-contrast photography, collage and photomontage, hand-drawn illustrations, and their innovative use of the split fountain technique. These eye-catching works capture the essence of an event through energetic imagery and restrained typography.
Performance on Paper is curated by Darrin Alfred, curator of architecture, design, and graphics.