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CALENDAR 2 - 20 MARCH 2011

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White Night at St Paul St Gallery Three

In this, the second exhibition of Print Season 2011, artists explore the notion of cover art. Each artist has approached the idea of cover art both in the musical sense of a cover version of a song, creating a homage to and reinterpretation of the original, and through an engagement with the history of cover art in design and advertising, including book covers, record sleeves and newspaper headlines. On White Night the artists and invited guests are at the gallery, giving personalised tours of the exhibition.

Matt Coldicutt has attempted to archive every New Zealand Herald storefront headline of 2010 in his project Burnt Ontology; Sam Ovens continually blurs his print and music worlds through his interpretation of the language of classic punk record sleeves and posters; and Rebecca Steedman works from classic science and technology book covers of the 20th century, utilising their design language in her paintings. Combined, their works reflect on the visual and social impact of print and media in our life.

12 March, 6:00pm - midnight

39 Symonds Street

Image credit: Matt Coldicutt, Burnt Ontology, 2010