Margo Chase Exhibition: Texas A&M University Honors Designer’s Legacy Chasing the Bright Light

by Natalie Mouradian on 03/08/2018 | 3 Minute Read

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Texas A&M University-Commerce, Viscom Gallery in Dallas, TX, will host an exhibition honoring the work of legendary graphic designer Margo Chase. Margo Chase established Chase Design Group in 1986. She perished in an aviation accident in July 2017. 

Margo Chase: Chasing the Bright Light, explores Margo’ insatiable curiosity and love of design. The exhibition will officially open with a private reception on March 22 and will run from March 23 through May 2, 2018. “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,” says Chris Lowery, CEO, Chase Design Group.

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The exhibition is a celebration of Margo’s lifelong drive to create in many different forms and styles,” notes Clark Goolsby, Chief Creative Officer, Chase Design Group. Works will illustrate Margo’s tenacious and informed design process from her early graphic designs for iconic recording artists such as Cher, Prince, and Madonna and entertainment properties Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dracula to global brands such as Mattel, Procter & Gamble, Quaker, Califia Farms, Starbucks, etc. “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,” adds Goolsby.

According to Joshua Ege, Assistant Professor of Visual Communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce, “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.” Margo Chase will be the first female designer featured in the Viscom Gallery.

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