Maps provide the inspiration for the four artists whose work will be displayed, but their interpretations of the appearance, function and form of the craft of cartography is as far from traditional or historical maps as GPS would seem to Columbus navigating by the stars.
Hazel Jarvis creates narratives with her whimsical maps, while Rebecca Riley transforms linear structures into circular designs radiating outward flowing energy. Shannon Rankin’s installations, collages, and sculptures use the language of maps to explore connections among geological and biological processes. Paint and maps act as a point of departure for Lisa Corinne Davis to generate works that reflect the mind “of a poet rather than a demographer.”
Curators for this exhibit are Joanne O’Neil, Yvette Kahn, and Diane Stevens.
An opening reception will be held Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m., at The Flinn Gallery, located at 101 W. Putnam Avenue, on the main library’s second floor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwich Library, the gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday 10-5, Thursday until 8 and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
In connection with the Town of Greenwich’s celebration of its 375 birthday there will be map related activities coordinated with other local institutions. There will also be a Friday evening “Double Feature” on Nov. 13 when the gallery will remain open until 8 p.m. so patrons of the Friday Film series can combine a visit to the gallery with an art related film in the Cole Auditorium.