Montana
Gulbrand


Artist
Designer
Writer


HARD: Subversive Representation


Client ................ University Hall Gallery at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Curator: Sam Toabe

Role .................. Designer

Photographer .......... “Demonstration at City Hall, New York City, in support of gay right bill ‘Intro 475′” by Diana Davies (1973). Courtesy of the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

Year ............. 2018



Brief
Design the front and back cover for the HARD: Subversive Representation exhibition catalog - a group show at the University Hall Gallery at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Concept
The cover design grew out of the complex and compelling images and sculptures presenting depictions of transgender, cisgender, and non gender normative female subjects. By juxtaposing balance, asymmetry,  and layering striking images and outlined type,  the composition straddles feeling both simple, complex, hard, and soft — reflecting the diverse perspectives of the work presented within the catalog itself.