"Mapping: Time and Space" Presents a Roadmap to Artistic Discovery
|Nick Vaughn, Jake Margolin|
|Double Self Portrait Pennsylvania|
The advent of GPS technology has given us the ability to find our position anywhere on Earth with the touch of a finger. But for many creative minds, maps still provide expansive conceptual latitude for investigating far-ranging themes of importance in society today.
That's the focus of "Mapping: Time and Space," a group show opening this Friday night at 7 at ArtCenter/South Florida which seeks to redefine "the map" as a collection of compass points for exploring sex, consumption, communication, and growth.
"Maps have always been this sort of universal method of communication," says Lauren Wagner, director of exhibitions at the Bakehouse Art Complex who curated the show.
Collaborative duo Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn employ found maps to elaborate their cross-country road trips, their personal sexualities, and individual state's acceptance of same-sex marriages. Their works are superimposed with political and historical documents and cut lace-like to evoke references to anatomical dissections of human vascular systems.
Linderman works from tail to mouth to show viewers the consumer products that she purchased in chronological order, the most recent at the head of the sculpture and the oldest at the extremity.
"Mapping: Time and Space," shows through April 14. Event is free to the public. Call 305-674-8278 or visit artcentersf.org.
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