Off the Charts examines 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) and Alexander Webb (Albuquerque, NM)
Emily Beenen, “Habitat: Exploring Climate Change through the Arts” Local Flavor Magazine
Kathaleen Roberts, “On the Border of Science and Art” Albuquerque Journal
Renee Chavez, “The Art of Saving a Planet” Alibi