Monday, March 17, 2008

Baltimore Clayworks Presents: Terra Incognita: Unknown Land

March 1 – April 18, 2008 -- Free Admission

Baltimore Clayworks is pleased to exhibit Terra Incognita: Unknown Land which will feature installation and sculptural work that map the interior and exterior landscape. Terra Incognita: Unknown Land runs from March 1 through April 18, 2008 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 1st, from 6 to 8 pm. Admission is free.

Rebecca Harvey, curator and a professor at Ohio State University, states: “What makes a map? In its simplest definition a map is the recording of one sort of information at the cost of others. A map is an abstraction in the extreme, a representation of information stripped of the extraneous. We live in the age of maps; we map roads and weather systems, geopolitical boundaries and nerve systems. I am interested in looking at the work of these artists in terms of mapping, in expanding the definition to include the abstraction of form and meaning, in a stripping away to uncover meaning. Can a map be a line, a pattern, a series of objects? How do we map the unknown?”

Invited artists include: Dylan Beck (PA), Tim Berg (LA), Margaret Boozer (MD), Myung Jin Choi (PA), Naomi Cleary (PA), Guy Michael Davis (OH), Trevor Dunn (UT), Edith Garcia (UK), Holly Hanessian (FL), Rebecca Harvey (OH), Jill Oberman (MT), Forrest Snyder (MD), Steve Thurston (OH), June Woest (TX).

“Can a map be a line, a pattern, a series of objects? How do we map the unknown? I am interested in looking at the work of theses artists in terms of mapping, in expanding the definition to include the abstraction of form and meaning, in a stripping away to uncover meaning.”

Above image: “Legend” by Margaret Boozer

In the Associates Gallery: Samuel Wallace