Featuring Artists: Matthew Boehm (Hopkinton, NH), Kyle Browne (Boston, MA), Jackie Brown (Brunswick, ME), Kayla Goulden (Portland, ME), Kate Higley (Eliot, ME), Sarah Hulsey (Somerville, MA), Nathalie Miebach (Boston, MA), Suzanne Pretty (Farmington, NH), Miranda Updike (Ipswich, MA)
On View: October 13, 2018 - January 3, 2019
Reception: 5-7pm on Friday November 2, 2018.
Visit the Dover Art Walk between 4-8pm.
About: Traversing our Earth from varying aerial and x-ray perspectives, Organic Cartography highlights the similarities between seemingly disparate natural elements. Navigating with texture, pattern, scale, and line, the nine included artists explore the structures of forests, storm systems, constellations, geology, biological forms and much more.
Imaginative vantage points turn crowds into colorful dots, and stone surfaces into topographical maps. Harmony is found between the channels in wood bored by beetles, and the arrangement of trees in a landscape from above. In these ways, Organic Cartography gently guides us to the tension that exists between the perceived randomness and beautiful organization that is found everywhere in nature. By adjust the spacial distance between the viewer and the subject, like using a microscope, binoculars, or diving into a cross-section, we re-frame our surroundings. This process both ignites our curiosity, and prompts us to make new connections between ourselves and our world. Order and chaos, in fact, go more hand-in-hand than one would think.