|the galleries will be closed between dec 19 and jan 2|
October 31, 2010–January 9, 2011
Constructed Territory presents a variety of contemporary artists who incorporate maps, cartography, and topographical examination into their work. This exhibition investigates geographical concepts from a range of perspectives to promote themes of exploration, navigation and the representation of physical space. Assistant Professor of Art Tracy Longley-Cook curated the exhibition.
This exhibit will feature 32 artists working in photography, digital and mixed media, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and book arts. As a system of diagramed information, maps define locations, orient the viewer, graph terrain, and delineate borders. Maps traditionally present regions of space, which are transformed into condensed descriptive visual references. Borrowing from the universal language of maps and cartographic techniques, the artists in Constructed Territory examine and redefine the established conventions of our understanding and connection to place.
As a special program in conjunction with the exhibit, Christopher Dietz, a professor of music composition and theory at Bowling Green State University, will be conducting his large ensemble performance Le Chemin de Salut (The Way of Salvation) at Wright State University. This musical concert reflects on the promise, difficulties, and ultimate tragedy that accompanied French colonization in the New World. The piece, sung in its original 17th century French, is comprised of texts excerpted from the journals and diaries of French explorers. This performance will take place in the Creative Arts Center Schuster Concert Hall on January 11th, 2011 at 8pm.
The exhibition and related programs are supported by Wright State’s College of Liberal Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Friends of the Galleries.
Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All visitor parking areas on campus are free, and parking at the Creative Arts Center is unrestricted after 4pm Friday and on the weekends. A dedicated parking space for galleries patrons is available during school hours.
All Galleries events are free and open to the public.
For more information on upcoming events and exhibitions or for driving directions, please contact the galleries at (937) 775-2978.
tuesday, jan. 11, 8:00pm, cac schuster concert hall