Gallery Wendi Norris: ‘Civilization: Art and Cartography’

by Admin on 07/30/2015

When:
03/23/2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Gallery Wendi Norris
161 Jessie Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
USA

wendy norrisSEEKING CIVILIZATION: ART AND CARTOGRAPHY

March 23 – May 6, 2017
Opening Reception: March 23, 2017, 6-8pm

Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography, featuring contemporary artworks by Michael Arcega, Val Britton, Guillermo Galindo, Taraneh Hemami, Omar Mismar, Miguel Angel Ríos and Adrien Segal.

Expanding on Robert Storr’s seminal 1994 exhibition, Mapping, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, where work by gallery artist Ríos was originally highlighted, Seeking Civilization offers a timely re-contextualization of cartographic narrative in contemporary art and dialogue. Including works ranging from deconstructed colonial maps to neon light installations documenting personal journeys in search of love, these artworks direct us towards new reflections on citizenship, power and nationhood.

The opening reception will feature a special performance by Guillermo Galindo titled Sonic Borders #2, a 15-minute musical performance in which the artist activates his signature instruments made from refuse collected along the US/Mexico border.