Join us for the opening event
6PM THURS 14 JUNE 2018
21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston
9 - 30 JUNE 2018
Colby Country presents an investigation and response to the closure of the legendary Colby Poster Printing Company, Los Angeles U.S.A.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Wendy Murray is a Sydney-based artist and arts educator. Her artworks are informed by her knowledge of street art and graffiti and her interest in psycho-geography and the concept of the derive, or unplanned journey.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Established by Herbert Lee Colby in 1948, the Colby Poster Printing Company (Colby) operated as a three-union, family print shop until 2012. While visiting The International Printing Museum, Carson, CA, USA in 2017, I stumbled across the Colby archive. This discovery set about an intense research period of documentation, interviews, archive and field research to establish the impact of Colby posters on popular culture. It was a privilege to work with the Colby wood type, image blocks and posters at The International Printing Museum during the summer of 2018.
Special thanks to: Mark Barbour (director) The International Printing Museum, Mike Powe, Glenn Hinman, the Colby Poster Printing Company, Pasadena City College, Carol Wells, Center for the Study of Political Graphics and Earl Newman.