Wow! I appreciated the black-and-white color scheme here. I was a big fan of the water maps - the 3 long pieces that looked like marble. It looked beautiful and sleek from afar and then so intriguing from up close.
When I read the materials, I was confused (merged topographic maps? why??) After reading the artist description I am still confused. Artist statements tend to do that - they mention broad themes that the artist addresses but never really "explain" the work. I guess that's up to the viewer, but still. "Pairings of familiar/unfamiliar, synthetic/manmade, public/private, terrestrial/celestial, real/manipulated, analog/digital." I see some of those in her work but some of it not at all (public/private???) I don't know, art is confusing.
I liked the paper cutting piece with the shadow. I don't think I would do anything with light like that but maybe I will try paper cutting someday?? Seems hard. I also liked "The edge of nowhere" and its dusty sandy path. I really wanted to play with it like sand, but of course did not.
This exhibition did not impact me much but it was interesting to see.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School