A local sculptor/educator and a prototype model maker talk about their process in conjunction with the exhibition The Map as Art at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
In conversation with Lauren Park, Museum Educator of School and Family Programs, artist Bryan Park discusses his works and the idea of place as more than a location. Also, Prototype Model Maker David Ellis offers a look into how industrial design models help Garmin utilize form and function in their GPS devices.
The Map as Art exhibition features more than thirty works of art by seven artists from around the world who literally and conceptually cull imagery from maps and mapping. These artists appropriate the visual language of mapping to address contemporary issues, the space between imagination and reality, or as a chart of the personal history and diaspora of the artist. While other exhibitions have examined cartography in contemporary art, this is the first to focus on scale—both intimate and large scale.
Produced in collaboration with KCUR 89.3 FM, Kemper ARTcasts is the Kemper Museum's podcast series. This project brings the voices and insights of artists, as well as community and curatorial voices, to a broad range of listeners.