Heights Arts explores mapping and cubism in new exhibitions

Artist Sai Sinbondit's "Emergent," a multi-media work consisting of ink, coffee, dirt, plants and dyes, will be part of VIEW-points, opening Jan. 18.

Heights Arts is exploring the concept of mapping in the group exhibition VIEW-points, curated by Helen Liggett and Sharon Grossman. "This exhibition is based on questions of what mapping is and how maps mediate between viewers and the world," Liggett said. The exhibition, which runs Jan. 18 through March 3, will show viewers different perspectives of locations both close to home and distant from everyday life.

The show features artists G.M. Donley, Michael Loderstedt, Wendy Partridge, Sai Sinbondit and Rebeckah Wilhelm. They use a variety of media, from photography and prints to locally sourced pigments made from plants, coffee and dirt.

"Mapping is a way to make sense of things by directing attention,” Liggett explained. "This terrain blurs the distinctions between art and science, diagrams and cartoons, play and politics. The artists and viewers participating in VIEW-points explore, provoke and reflect on mapping as orientation rather than destination."

The exhibition opens with a public reception on Friday, Jan. 18, 6–9 p.m., at Heights Arts (2175 Lee Road). On Thursday, Feb. 14, a related gallery talk, “Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond” will bring together the exhibition artists with invited community poets to discuss the inspiration and interpretation of the works.

On Feb. 1, 6–9 p.m., Heights Arts will host an opening reception for Frankenstein Cubist, a Spotlight Gallery exhibition of work by Todd Hoak that will run through March 17. Hoak creates assemblages from drawings cut apart and reorganized. Drawing with graphite on paper, Hoak utilizes a scroll saw blade on patinated wood panels.

The talk, receptions and exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more information on Heights Arts community programs and events, including house concerts, gallery performances and outreach, visit www.heightsarts.org.  

Genevieve Schwartz

Genevieve Schwartz is the program manager at Heights Arts. 

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Volume 12, Issue 1, Posted 12:55 PM, 01.03.2019