View work by an international selection of artists and designers whose work addresses the current trend for information visuals, or ‘Infographics. The breadth of topics covered is vast; visitors to the gallery will be inspired, shocked, educated, enlightened, and perhaps most importantly, made to smile.
Difficult subject matter is dealt with by local creative designer Alix Martin as well as Mexican artist Juan Manuel De J. Escalante. Using data provided by Welsh Women’s Aid (www.welshwomensaid.org) Martin examines the problem of sexual assaults against women in Wales and the UK. Similarly Escalante examines problems arising from within the society in which he lives in Central America through a generative work inspired by statistics from the Mexican Presidential Office relating to the deaths caused by the country’s drug wars.
A lighter side to the exhibition can be seen in a number of works such as Mario Klingemann’s Dada inspired response to the current trend for infographics and a series of ‘How To’ videos by American artists Phil McCollam & Ellen Mueller. During the Cardiff Design Festival visitors to Sho Gallery will not only be visually stimulated but they will have the opportunity to learn how to find water in the wilderness and how to communicate non-verbally with extraterrestrials.