The show focuses on the work of New York-based Ivan Chermayeff, one third of Chermayeff & Geismer & Haviv, the consultancy which created corporate identities for Mobil, Chase Manhattan and others.
It is being hosted in Bexhill-on-Sea’s 1930s De La Warr Pavilion, designed by Ivan’s father Serge Chermayeff.
Meanwhile Ivan’s son, Sam Chermayeff, along with his partner Johanna Mayer-Grohbrugge, has designed the exhibition.
The exhibition will focus on Chermayeff’s personal work, in particular his collages. It will also feature a range of his commercial designs, including 22 poster designs for museums and gallerues and identity work for Mobil, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hirshhorn Museum.
The gallery says, ‘While working for major corporations, Ivan’s greatest pleasure was to sit down with stacks of scrap paper and old envelopes and turn them into collages of imaginary beings.’
The exhibition is the first display of Ivan Chermayeff’s work in the UK. He was born in London in 1932 but emigrated to the US during World War Two and has been based there ever since.
Ivan Chermayeff, Cut and Paste, is at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40, from 19 July-14 September.