Friends of Katherine Small Gallery (and people paying attention) will know that ours is not an art gallery. But sometimes we make exceptions. We were so taken by Scott Myles’s and Gavin Morrison’s lithographs of rubbings of the gravestones of type designers, that we asked if we could have a small show of them. (Artists take note: Don’t ask us. We’ll ask you.) These stunners point to the relationships that exist between the lettering on the gravestone and the type-designer’s own work; the voice of the gravestone; and reflect upon the nature of written memorials. Although part of a larger body of work, our little exhibition features a showing of the stones of William Morris, Stanley Morison, Herbert Bayer, and Jan Tschichold.
Scott Myles was born in Dundee and studied at the city’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, from 1993–97. Working across media, he is interested in the business of making art, modes of display, and ideas concerning repetition of original gestures and the appropriation of processes. He lives and works in Glasgow.
Gavin Morrison, is a writer, curator, and publisher in Dallas, Texas. He held a Research Fellowship at Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, USA in 2017. From 2018 through 2020 he was the Director of Skaftfell – Center of Visual Art, Seyðisfjörður, Iceland.