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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Saturday greeting of artists at Institute Library "Material Measure" show

The Institute Library
847 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-5045
Material Measure: Use and Reinvention of Maps
Apr. 7—May 5, 2012.
Greeting of the Artists: Sat., Apr. 7, Noon—2 p.m.

Press release

The artists brought together in Material Measure, which is curated by Fritz Horstman, share an interest in maps. Each artist approaches the subject uniquely, employing different aspects of our cultural understanding of the cartographical form. The artists combine the factual knowledge we expect of maps with the non-empirical knowledge of a place—the feeling of a particular location—that rarely is expressed in more traditional maps.

Using a variety of materials, these artists chart and represent lived, imagined, or observed experiences of the land through their creative use of maps. The collective effect bridges forms of knowledge based in the dialectically opposed schools of idealism and materialism, presenting the option of a third way of thinking, which takes information from both views simultaneously.

The participating artists are: Leila Daw (Web), Billy Friebele (Web), Mike Iacovone (Web), Martha Lewis (Web), Larissa Nowicki (Web), Gerald Saladyga (Web), Karin Schaefer (Web) and Kevin Van Aelst (Web).

There will be a greeting of the artists on Sat., Apr. 7, from noon—2 p.m.

(Image by Leila Daw: "Ancient City in the Sky.")

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