While created on antique maps, Josh Dorman’s fantasy landscapes speak more to the difficulty of navigating physical and emotional space than to the exactness of cartography. Using old textbooks, vintage maps, scientific diagrams, and more, Manhattan-based Dorman collages ambiguous guides for fellow travelers who prefer the loose logic of a dream state to the allusion of reality. Both whimsical and mysterious, Dorman’s collages tell a million stories at once, while keeping “within four miles” of the artist’s personal journey. This first solo museum exhibit presents the last decade of work by this nationally renowned artist.
This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and Memory Bridge: The Foundation for Alzheimer's and Cultural Memory.