Stefan Sagmeister: Now is Better

Patrick Parrish Gallery is pleased to present “Now is Better”, a solo exhibition of work by renowned Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister. Opening Friday, May 5th, the exhibition will feature original lenticular prints as well as adapted historical paintings that visualize long-term statistics on global development.

Sagmeister’s new work is largely inspired by the premise of long-term thinking, with each piece covering data trends on humanity (ranging from life expectancy to homeownership rates) over the course of 50 to 200 years. Challenging the overwhelming, highly-saturated content we absorb about the world on the daily through short-term media sources on our screens, Sagmeister’s exhibition offers a grounding, data-oriented approach towards conceiving society's progress. This zoomed-out perspective often points to ways that life on Earth has slowly been improving, providing a boost of hope as we continue working to make “now” better.

An opening reception will be held on May 5th from 6pm - 8pm, and the show will run through June 16th. We hope to see you there!

STEFAN SAGMEISTER (b. 1962, Austria) received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. He formed the New York-based Sagmeister, Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Guggenheim Museum, the Rolling Stones, and HBO. Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy awards for his design work with the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne. He has also earned practically every important international design award.

Sagmeister's work is in the collections of MoMA, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, SFMoMA, the MAK in Vienna as well as many other international institutions. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively internationally.

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