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MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps

MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova

February 1–March 31
FIRST FRIDAY reception, February 1, 6–9pm
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Paula Scher, Joyce Kozloff, Doug Beube, Carole P. Kunstadt, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Karin Schaefer, Dahlia Elsayed, Alastair Noble, Aga Ousseinov, Paul Fabozzi, Amy Pryor, Irina Danilova, Robert Walden, Adriane Littman, Jeff Woodbury, Brooklyn Art Library, Hand Map Drawn Association

MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps brings together a group of artists who creatively employ the philosophy and technique of mapping to convey information ranging from sociological data to aesthetic stimuli.

The exhibit features paintings, works on paper and sculpture that reflect the artists’ concerns for the current state of our society, conveyed though charts and diagrams, and their admiration of the map as a symbol of longing and the unknown. The works included either illustrate a scientific research in demographics, or a flow of capital, or distribution of patterns, but also present the artists’ reverence for maps.

For some of the exhibiting artists, mapping is a tool to create interactive visuals with the help of sophisticated tools for image manipulation that arrange numbers into intricate geometrical forms.

Maps are primarily received as directional; a subway or bus map is understood as a tool to get somewhere. In fact, the title of this exhibition borrows from a google-map application, MAPNIFICENT, which calculates the time between places via public transportation. For the artists, however, a map is often an end in itself: a work of art, filled with revelation and delight.

Curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Founder of Brooklyn House of Kulture
Upcoming exhibition at The Center for Book Arts: Brother, Can You Spare…a Stack? 

MAPnificent! Artists Use Maps
February 1–March 31
FIRST FRIDAY reception, February 1, 6–9pm
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, with 66 chapters and more than 22,000 members nationwide. AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter, was established in 1981. We represent a variety of professions under the umbrella of communication design, ranging from book and type design to interactive design and experience design. Our annual roster of programs includes lectures, exhibitions, workshops, which both enrich the community (through our new headquarters in Old City, aptly called SPACE) and benefit our local membership of over 600 design professionals, educators and students. AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

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Two Fun Fridays in February in Millville, NJ

Ivy Chaya Arts, Millville NJ, Peek-a-Boo Soaps

Ivy Chaya Arts, Millville NJ

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This Friday,February 1st – Figure First Friday has evolved, and we are doing something Ffffun and different…

 with wolves gunning for Red Riding Hood on the loose, habitat installation and precursor to the Figures Exhibit Showing 3rd Friday…

 This event is a debut for Little Bo Peek’s “Peek A Boo Soaps and Shearing” handspun by: Erin s. Peek                  Live Music TBA

  • $10 at the door for Sketching, Food, Drinks, Live Music and Fun.  Jam Sessions do break out when Eddie Shiffler is in the house, so do bring an instrument if you play!   Models will be surprising and PG-13 rated (in costume with an installation in which they will not pose, but exist, for your sketching / art-atmosphere needs.)

Third Friday, February 15th

  • February 15th – Third Friday is the Figures exhibit for February.  Figurative Art will represent James Ingraham fine art photography and digital media, Meed Barnett muti meedia artist, David Allen Baird sketch club president, Erin S. Peek “Peek A Boo Soaps and Shearing,” and Ivy Chaya artist & owner.

    Live Music TBA

Call 609-425-3510 for questions,

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~Ivy Chaya