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Seeking Civilization: Art and Cartography

Miguel Angel Rios, Le Premier Voyage a L'inconnu, 1992-93, Cibachrome mounted on pleated canvas with push pins, 63 x 126 inches (24.8 x 49.6 cm)
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Group Exhibition
Seeking 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 modern and 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.

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