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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Saturday panel discussion to close "Material Measure" show at Institute Library

The Institute Library
847 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 562-5045
Material Measure: Use and Reinvention of Maps
Through May 5, 2012.
"Maps Made Strange," Panel discussion: Sat., May 5, 12:30—2 p.m.

Press release

Please join Material Measure curator Fritz Horstman and a panel of five special guests May 5 to close our current exhibition with a discussion of maps and their relationships to place, knowledge, and art.

The Panelists

Connie Brown paints one-of-a-kind wall maps on canvas and globes for private clients, organizations, and companies. In her Durham, Connecticut studio, she maps travel routes and treks, private properties, lives, campuses, towns, and environmental regions.

Leila Daw received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. She taught for almost thirty years at different colleges, including the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work is often based on maps and is exhibited in many public and private institutions.

Martha W. Lewis received her MFA from Yale. Her work is multidisciplinary and inhabits the realm of plans, experiments, and models. Among her source materials are engineering manuals, statistical data, spiritual diagrams, Google Earth searches, and all manner of maps.

Stace Maples is the GIS Specialist for Yale University's Map Collection at Sterling Memorial Library and provides support to the Yale research community in capturing and making sense of the "where" of their subjects.

Jeannette Redensek's PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center for the City University of New York was based on the history of the scientification of architecture and city planning in early twentieth-century Germany. She is currently a researcher at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.

Fritz Horstman (Moderator) received his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). His work is exhibited and is in public and private collections around this country, Canada, Asia, and Europe. Material Measure was Hortsman's first foray into curating. He lives and works in Bethany, Connecticut.

The participating artists in the Material Measure show 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.

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