Alex Katz, Turner Contemporary

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Alex Katz: Give Me Tomorrow
Turner Contemporary
Margate, 2012

Give Me Tomorrow was a monograph exhibition showcasing the work of Alex Katz. It brought together paintings, oil studies, collages and a rarely exhibited cut-out, spanning the full breadth of Katz’s career from the 1950s to the present.

Using the bright colours found in Katz’s paintings walls were painted in block colours of summer yellows and clowdy grey blues. The bold, geometric 1930s sans serif Nobel, used throughout the exhibition and supporting print material, captured the languid, glamorous and fashionable spirit of Katz’s subjects. The exhibition graphics and timeline design were inspired by the artist’s referencing of billboards, and used oversized typography and large format billboard printing.

Photography: Kellenberger–White