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Morlan Gallery exhibition explores maps as art

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Maps have always been about art, and starting Thursday, Oct. 26, they’ll be showcased in a Morlan Gallery exhibition at Transylvania University. 

“MAP/PING” will feature 12 U.S. artists who explore social mapping, culturally expanded notions of maps—and what happens when one discipline uses the language of another to consider time, place and behavior.

The show will run through Dec. 5.

The artists will present work in a variety of media—from embroidery, to light, to prints of personality portraits taken from online dating data.

“MAP/PING” features the work of Jessica Breen, Susanna Crum, R. Luke DuBois, Luke Gnadinger, Valerie S.Goodwin, Colleen Toutant Merrill, Jenny Odell, Joyce Ogden, Jackie Pancari, Fred Tschida, Clement Valla and James Wade.

The opening reception for the artists will be Friday, Oct. 27, from 5-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Morlan Gallery’s regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. weekdays. 

For more information, contact Gallery Director Andrea Fisher at (859) 233-8142


Special Events and Hours

Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Weekend Hours: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-3 p.m. 
Evening Hours: Saturday, Nov. 18, 5-8 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 20, 5-8 p.m.