As electronic networks have grown to bridge ever-greater distances at in creasing speeds\, artists have shown an unflinching interest in mapping the ir worlds—both physical and metaphysical. Drawn primarily from the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection at the Fine Arts Museums\, this exhibition surveys some of the strategies that printmakers have employed in their representat ions of space and place over the last 45 years.


The most familiar mode o f depicting space in Western culture—linear perspective—is just one of many available strategies. Alternative approaches include the conceptual linear formations of Julie Mehretu and the manipulated geographies of Richard Die benkorn\, David Hockney\, and Wayne Thiebaud. Ed Ruscha takes mapping a ste p further\, incorporating the physicality of the Mixografia technique to de scribe topographical variations in the area surrounding Los Angeles.


Med iating landscapes\, seascapes\, and skyscapes\, the works in this exhibitio n challenge viewers to consider alternative modes of seeing and understandi ng spaces that are themselves subject to continual reformation. By blurring abstract\, undefined spaces with definitive places\, Mapping the Conte mporary Print demonstrates how artists best represent the world they e xperience.

LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SUMMARY:Mapping the Contemporary Print: Selections from the Anderson Collec tion\, Richard Diebenkorn\, David Hockney\, Edward Ruscha\, Wayne Thiebaud END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR