Book

Performance on Paper

Jul 10, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

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. About 30 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.