Off the Charts

An exhibition for HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts

• Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29, 6-8pm

Off the Charts examined the visual language artists use to document, process, map and manipulate a better understanding of the ever-evolving world we inhabit. Not only do we render territorial borders imposed on geography, or the network of nerves and arterial highways in the living body, we have devised ways of depicting the most elusive phenomena and abstract concepts, such as time or human consciousness. With the help of increasingly sophisticated instruments to aid our imagination, we can now see and describe a myriad of processes once thought invisible or incomprehensible, revealing worlds we never knew existed. This desire for organization of thoughts, places and events reveal countless layers of meaning through the often-interconnected fabric of social, political, economic and environmental causation. This exhibition was curated by Rhiannon Mercer and Claude Smith of 516 ARTS.

Featured Artists:

Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet (Los Angeles, CA) Mitchell Marti (Santa Fe, NM)
Anne Gilman (Brooklyn, NY) Nathalie Miebach (Boston, MA)
Jerry Gretzinger (Maple City, MI) James Sterling Pitt (Oakland, CA)
Mary Iverson (Seattle, WA) Ross Racine (Montreal, Quebec)
Bethany Johnson (Austin, TX) Matthew Rangel (Albuquerque, NM)
Jane Lackey (Santa Fe, NM) Alexander Webb (Albuquerque, NM)

Selsun Blue 002 photo by David Bach
Opening Night:
Music provided by Selsun Blue, an eclectic slice of American roots music featuring guitar, banjo, tuba and dobro.



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Off the Charts

  • Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet, A Conservative Map of the World, 6 color lithograph, 34x46 in
  • Sandow Birk & Elyse Pignolet, A Liberal Map of the World, 6 color lithograph, 34x46 in
  • Anne Gilman, Random Occurrences, mixed media on paper, 39.5x27.5 in
  • Jerry Gretzinger, Jerry s Map (detail), mixed media on paper, size variable
  • Mary Iverson, Shipbreaking, Yosemite Valley, oil on canvas, 48x96 in
  • Bethany Johnson, Measuring moonquakes, ink on paper, 11x8.5 in
  • Jane Lackey, transscape 1 (detail), paint, tape, thread on kozo paper, 24x108 in
  • James Sterling Pitt, Untitled (flashes), acrylic on wood, 21x22.5x2.5 in
  • Mitchell Marti, Full Empty, lithography with chine colle, 32.75x25 in
  • Nathalie Miebach, The Fifteen Ships of Georges Banks, reed, wood, rope, data, 20x20x20 in
  • Ross Racine, The Oaks, digital drawing, inkjet print, 23.75x31.5 in
  • Matthew Rangel, Midway, lithograph, 11x14 in
Images: (top) Mary Iverson, Shipbreaking, Mount Rainier, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches • Selsun Blue, photo by David Bach