maps everywhere

An exhibition of illustrative maps

October 17, 2019 – November 26, 2019
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Artist Talk and Demonstration: David Nuttall, Artimaps
October 23

Auditorium, Visual Arts Gallery, NJCU
The gallery will be open until 8pm on October 23.

Charlie Ahearn
Connie Brown
Jacob Ford
Keith Godard
Abby Goldstein
Jennifer Maravillas
David Nuttall
Kingsley Parker
Adrienne Ottenberg
Jan Rothuizen
Viviane Rombaldi Seppey
Robert Sikoryak

curated by D. David
Associate Professor at FIT/State University of New York
New York Map Society Member
Instagram | @mapseverywhere

Panel Discussion: Mapping as a Communicative Art
November 20
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Auditorium, Visual Arts Gallery, NJCU
Led by Dr. William Montgomery, Earth and Environmental Science
The gallery will be open until 8pm on November 20.

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October 17, 2019
5pm – 8pm



Maps can be used to get you get from point A to point B. Maps can also be used creatively to capture memories, explore personal histories and create narratives. The design of every map, whether printed or digital, is imbued with characteristics that tell us about the place, and even about the person who made the map. The line work, the typefaces, the colors and quality of the work are all clues to the message of the map. What is left off the map is just as important as what has been included. This exhibition brings maps to the forefront as a story telling medium.

The illustrative and personal works exhibited have been chosen for their visual and physical stories and will challenge the viewer to redefine the influence maps have in their lives.

NJCU links: Maps Everywhere is presented in conjunction with Mapping Life in the The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery at NJCU.

This show stems from research and experiences I had during a sabbatical in 2016-17. Click here to see the Maps Everywhere blog I kept while on sabbatical.

Featured Image (cropped) by Robert Sikoryak