375 Hudson Street, in partnership with DC Moore Gallery, is pleased to present Joyce Kozloff: Mind Mapping in the Lobby Gallery. A veteran of the Pattern & Decoration movement, Kozloff's mixed-media works explore the intersection of cartography, culture, and history on a global scale.
375 Hudson Street between Houston and King Streets
Lobby hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Brochure with an essay by Jenni Sorkin,
Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture at UC Santa Barbara
Essay by Jenni Sorkin
Joyce Kozloff makes maps, topographies, and geo-spatial renderings that combine historic spaces with terrain that is unmappable: the past, the unrequited, and the war torn geographies of the human psyche are all ghosts that haunt her extraordinary cartographies. Kozloff’s densely patterned surfaces are mixed media works that blend drawing, collage, found maps, mosaic, and cut paper. The Tempest (2014), for instance, is an island studded with tiny souvenir globes. While based upon an 18th century Chinese world map held at the British Museum, the work also potentially nods to the nameless landmass off the coast of Italy where Shakespeare’s play originates. Bordered by gray, fierce seas in which para-surfers frolic amid the same waves as medieval fishing vessels, Kozloff creates an iconography that collapses time through dense layering and easily recognizable seafaring symbols mixing the historic and contemporary. Her maps leverage a simultaneous critique of contemporary U.S. imperialism and centuries of European colonialism, and their comparable thirst for expansion, raw materials, and worldwide domination...