Monday, November 26

Michael Slagle

This NY-based artist paints abstractions of maps that are fascinating and thought-provoking. Read what he says about them on his website:
“They are a representation of reality-- and we take for granted that they are an accurate representation. We faithfully assume, for the most part, what we are looking at is accurate. Can we be sure of this? Secondly, maps are an abstraction, reducing the world to lines and shapes and using a range of formal means to do so: line, color, scale, shape, size, etc. What fascinates me, specifically as a painter, is the symbolic arrangement of these formal elements and how they translate as formal elements from a map to an abstract painting.”
Now at Madron Gallery, in Chicago. Via AT Chicago.

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