Larissa Goldston Gallery is pleased to present cartoGRAPHIC. The exhibition includes work by Mark Bennett, Jennifer Dalton, Dahlia Elsayed, Simon Evans, Spencer Finch, Jane Hammond, Jasper Johns, Brian Lund and Type A. The exhibition will be on view from February 17 – March 19, 2011. There will be an opening reception on February 17 from 6 to 8pm.
Throughout history, maps have been a way for mankind to understand and navigate something larger than themselves. Using traditional map imagery as its impetus, cartoGRAPHIC examines work produced through the systemization and organization of information.
Included in the exhibition are works that draw on physical maps, such as a rare, never-before-seen version of Jasper Johns’s 1966 Two Maps II which appropriates an iconic image of the contiguous Untied States. A new butterfly map by Jane Hammond underscores the transitory nature of human imposed borders and boundaries. Using maps in a sequence, a selection of collages from Simon Evans’s 25 Pictures of the World depicts one full rotation of the earth, each annotated with the artist’s own observations about life and social relationships. Physically charting the natural world, The Four Seasons by Spencer Finch are a series of oil pastels depicting false color images created using data drawn from NASA satellite imagery. Although seemingly abstract patterns, they are in fact representation mappings of the atmospheric pressure and moisture of the earth during each of the seasons of the one year. Cataloging and systemizing information, Jennifer Dalton’s What Does an Artist Look Like? is a graph depicting every photograph of an artist to appear in The New Yorker in 2009. A drawing by Type A documents one side of a shoving match in which each movement is meticulously traced and numbered, effectively mapping the actions of one of the parties involved. Mapping information from fictional realms, Brian Lund’s work diagrams film cuts from Sweet Charity,Cabaret, Lenny, All That Jazz, and Star 80. The Home of Jack Horner by Mark Bennett depicts a blueprint of the residence of a character from the film Boogie Nights. Dahlia Elsayed’s painting is a map based on autobiographical events in which the placement of the text relates to degrees of interconnectedness or temporal proximity—a map of something that is both intangible and unquantifiable.
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