Texas A&M University-Commerce, Viscom Gallery in Dallas TX, will host an exhibition honoring the work of legendary graphic designer Margo Chase who perished in an aviation accident in 2017. “Margo Chase: Chasing the Bright Light” runs from March 23 through May 2 and follows her work prior to and after the founding of her Chase Design Group in 1986.
Comments the design firm’s CEO Chris Lowery: “Throughout her successful, ever-evolving career Margo Chase was always in search of something new – new ideas, new styles, new types of work. She jumped from category to category with ease, looking to solve the design challenges that are unique to different businesses, communication methods and creative media.” Adds CCO Clark Goolsby: “The exhibition is a celebration of Margo’s lifelong drive to create in many different forms and styles… It is our hope that this will light a creative spark in the viewer to constantly seek the new and to keep the passion that she brought to art and life.”
Joshua Ege, Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce, says, “I have been inspired by the work of Margo Chase throughout my career as a designer and educator. The work fits perfectly with our goal to inspire while helping educate through exposure to the best work and professionals.” In a 2006 GDUSA readers poll, Chase was named among the top ten influential graphic designers of the era and, again in 2013, was once again ranked by our readers as among the leading designers of the past 50 years.