An exhibit opening tomorrow at the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio:
October 31, 2010–January 9, 2011
Constructed Territory presents a variety of contemporary artists who incorporate maps, cartography, and topographical examination into their work. This exhibition investigates geographical concepts from a range of perspectives to promote themes of exploration, navigation and the representation of physical space. Assistant Professor of Art Tracy Longley-Cook curated the exhibition.More information
This exhibit will feature 32 artists working in photography, digital and mixed media, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and book arts. As a system of diagramed information, maps define locations, orient the viewer, graph terrain, and delineate borders. Maps traditionally present regions of space, which are transformed into condensed descriptive visual references. Borrowing from the universal language of maps and cartographic techniques, the artists in Constructed Territory examine and redefine the established conventions of our understanding and connection to place.