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Monday, February 13, 2012 12:54:14 PM
ArtCenter/South Florida presents Mapping: Time and Space
Mapping: Time and Space is a group exhibition that redefines
‘the map’ as a philosophical gateway to sex, consumption, growth
and communication. Interested in experimental ways of
conceptualizing the map, artists Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughn,
Rosa Naday Garmendia, Regina Jestrow, Lucinda Linderman, Amanda
Serrano and Carrie Sieh rethink the utilitarian object as it
relates to their own personal journeys. Slated for Friday,
February 24 at 7:00 p.m., the opening reception is free and open
to the public at ArtCenter (800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach).
are so very pleased to have Lauren Wagner, Director of
Exhibitions at Bakehouse Art Complex, curating Mapping,” said
Maria Del Valle, ACSF Executive Director. “ArtCenter has a long
history of partnering with some of the brightest and most
innovative organizations. We look forward to continuing this
tradition with this show, which puts the spotlight on both BAC
and ACSF artists-in-residence.”
“Both Bakehouse Art Complex and ArtCenter/South Florida were
essentially born of the same blood in the 1980s, and these types
of cross-institutional projects help bridge the gap between the
two,” said Wagner of BAC. “In Mapping, our intentions are to
provide alternative ways of thinking about and creating the map,
therefore it was important to me to reach beyond the walls of
BAC and ACSF. I am also honored to be working with Lucinda
Linderman and the collaborative team of Jake Margolin and Nick
While maps have traditionally been used to understand a physical
place, Mapping: Time and Space explores mapping as it applies to
temporal and internal space. Found maps are the basis of
Margolin and Vaughan’s multimedia collaborations, which observe
the artists’ travel through the United States, their own
personal sexualities and the state’s acceptance of same-sex
marriages. Layering personal, political and historical documents
over preexisting road maps, and cutting-out everything within
those images except for roadways and waterways, their piece is
inspired by anatomical dissections of human vascular systems. By
leaving only the intricate lace-paper of roads and rivers, a
vascular system of familiar geographies - and the delicacy and
integrity of those systems – are revealed in the work.
Serrano also makes use of found maps with oversized ‘National
Geographic Historical Atlas’ diagrams. The artist creates an
abstract interpretation of a topographical map based on the
fragility of her medium and the earth she depicts.
Linderman’s sculptures consider the body and its functions as
forms for mapping the consumption of goods over time. One of her
pieces intended for Mapping is a timeline of the artist’s own
experience, fueled by the digestive system. Building her work
over several months from tail to mouth, it shows the consumer
products that she purchased in chronological order, the most
recent at the head of the sculpture and the oldest at the
Also touching upon issues of consumption, Garmendi’s ‘I Am Just
Like YOU!’ is part of a larger body of work developed with
materials of a wasteful society. Her art is inspired by her
daily experience of living in a fragmented and convulsive
community: Miami as both rich in its cultural diversity and
severely fragmented. Conceptually, Garmendi’s piece evokes
personal and universal feelings of alienation.
Sieh has created an interactive installation and performance
drawing on imagery, based on the history of ideas about the
brain and the mind. This idea developed out of the artist’s own
interest in neurology and psychoanalysis, and her fascination
with the evolution of scientific and popular ideas about the
mind, behavior and personality traits. By asking the public to
participate in the installation, Sieh will create a platform to
map the transmission of information between multiple spaces: the
internal, psychological spaces of the participants and herself,
and the external space of communication between them.
Fiber artist Jestrow maps her own life and development as a
professional artist through ‘New Foundations’, a quilt whose
underpinnings consist of her mother’s old dress patterns.
Through the history of this piece and its own travel, Jestrow
continues to weave a narrative path for her own growth and
maturity in her craft.
Time and Space will be on view at ArtCenter/South Florida until
April 1, 2012.