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Opens Thursday, Jan 12, 6-8p: Paula Scher”Maps”Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W24th St., NYCFor the past twenty years, renowned graphic designer and fine artist Paula Scher has been reinterpreting society’s approach to data and our visual representation of the trafficked environment. Through her large-scale cartographic paintings, she has created a novel way of mapping traditional information, while subjectively twisting and confounding it. Intricate, colorful and obsessively detailed, her paintings have the foundations of accuracy, but are ultimately impressionistic visions of our interconnected world.Scher culls data from informational media such as headlines, commercial maps, and diagrams and renders them in madcap fields of hand-drawn typography. The accumulated textures and patterns provide an exuberant portrait of contemporary information in all its complexity and subjectivity, while questioning our innate ability to synthesize and analyze.

Opens Thursday, Jan 12, 6-8p:

 Paula Scher
Maps

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W24th St., NYC

For the past twenty years, renowned graphic designer and fine artist Paula Scher has been reinterpreting society’s approach to data and our visual representation of the trafficked environment. Through her large-scale cartographic paintings, she has created a novel way of mapping traditional information, while subjectively twisting and confounding it. Intricate, colorful and obsessively detailed, her paintings have the foundations of accuracy, but are ultimately impressionistic visions of our interconnected world.

Scher culls data from informational media such as headlines, commercial maps, and diagrams and renders them in madcap fields of hand-drawn typography. The accumulated textures and patterns provide an exuberant portrait of contemporary information in all its complexity and subjectivity, while questioning our innate ability to synthesize and analyze.

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    Paula’s maps are amazing. If you’re free you should go. I am.
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