Look Now Look All Around

Julie Jankowski: GPS, Amsterdam Dawn Gavin writes in to tell us about an exhibition she’s curating at the Maryland State Art Council’s James Backas Gallery, in conjunction with the Baltimore Festival of Maps: Look Now Look All Around.

Inherent within the construction of a map are the illusions of both stasis and veracity. Given the discrepancies that exist between the map and what it represents, we are never exactly where we believe ourselves to be. “Look Now Look All Around” features work by Maryland artists who utilize maps and related systems of spatial orientation, organization and demarcation to reveal what might ordinarily be invisible or overlooked.

Until June 13. At right, “GPS, Amsterdam” by Julie Jankowski.