Superpower

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Superpower

November 6 - December 15, 2017 (Gallery Talk December 6th at 7 p.m.)

Parish Gallery

Excerpt on from Poster Session at 2018 College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles. 

Maps can envision the totalizing powers at work in the globalization of modern life. My cartography looks strangely recognizable but departs from any geographic context and highlights the difference between the Mercator and Gall-Peters projections. I am particularly interested in how the Mercator projection skews landmasses towards the north and south poles, making the Northern Hemisphere appear much larger than it is. I think this functions as a kind of propaganda for the places where power is centralized today.

Image Left: (Superpower: Mercator Projection, 2017, interactive digital map, 4537 px x 8000 px)

Image Right: (Superpower: Gall-Peters Projection, 2017, interactive digital map, 4537 px x 8000 px)

Oceania (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 21,”

Oceania (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 21,”

Rome (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 19,”

Eurasia (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 25,”

 Eurasia (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 21,” $200.00

Rome (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 21,”

America (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 25” x 17,”

America (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 25” x 17,”

Africa (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 25” x 17,”

Babylon (Gall-Peters Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 21,”

 Babylon (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 21” x 17,”

 Africa (Mercator Projection), 2017, archival inkjet print on matte paper (1/5), 17” x 18,”