Jennifer Sterling

Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design

March 30-June 24, 2001

If there was ever such a thing as the neutral page, graphic designer Jennifer Sterling has killed it. She has exploded it, leaving only shards of type. She has buried it under the crosshatches and lines that remain of what were once thought of as regulating lines. Instead of the blank white field, she gives us an elastic plane of potential scale and meanings.

Sterling, pile of CD's

Jennifer Sterling, Bhoss “Trust Me” CD, 1996; collection SFMOMA