A Map of the WorldGAMBIER, Ohio (November 10, 2006) New York-based artist Joyce Kozloff introduced her new exhibition at the Olin Art Gallery, "Exterior and Interior Cartographies," in a lecture on Thursday, November 9, followed by an opening reception in the gallery.
Included in the Olin exhibit is Kozloff's recent series, "Boy's Art," which chronicles global conflict across time, finding parallels between boyish aggressive fantasy and the reality of war. Figuring in her work are imaginary war maps inspired by her son's pre-adolescent drawings, classical paintings and pop culture images, ancient maps and manuscripts, and much more. Other works in the exhibition echo the map motif in myriad forms. All of the works reflect meticulous attention to detail, many featuring minuscule collages.
Since earning her B.F.A. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology and M.F.A. from Columbia University, Kozloff has exhibited her works in dozens of solo exhibitions and scores of group exhibitions across the country. She has won numerous awards, grants, and fellowships, including, in 2003, the Benjamin Altman Prize at the 178th Annual Exhibition of the National Academy of Design in New York, New York.
Kozloff's work is included in the collections of preeminent museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Academy of Design Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, all in New York City; the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C.; the Neue Galerie Sammlung Ludwig in Aachen, Germany; and the Municipal Gallery and Museum of Modern Art in Udine, Italy.
"Interior and Exterior Cartographies" will continue at the gallery through December 16.