Co-curated with Stamps professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, Niklaus Troxler: 40 Years of Jazz explores work by Swiss-born designer Niklaus Troxler, widely known for his founding of the annual Willisau Jazz Festival. His pioneering design pieces have been benchmarks in the field of graphic and poster design and are now in important museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art New York. The exhibition spans two galleries, Slusser Gallery and Work Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The posters are comprised of thematic "islands" to illustrate Troxler's eclectic styles that are translated through the sounds of Jazz.
I worked closely with Troxler and the gallery team to create a cohesive narrative around the Jazz posters for a broad public audience. By capitalizing on the Slusser Gallery's unistrut grid, I could hang the posters to create viewing rooms. The expierience was designed to offer multiple touchpoints for the audience that act as extensions of Troxler's poster exhibition including a documentary film, Troxler's in-process work, and a slideshow of Troxler's work in context the environment.