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[Image: Matthew Cusick, The Course of Empire (Mixmaster II), 2006. Mixed media and maps on prepared panel; courtesy Lisa Dent Gallery. Photo by Wilfred J. Jones].

"Matthew Cusick's maps lead nowhere," Artkrush warns. His newest works depict "a series of Texas highways traversing allegorical landscapes" – a geography described by Cusick's gallerist as "layered with animal migration paths, trading posts, and railroad depots."
The above work, along with two other highway paintings, is on display now at the Lisa Dent Gallery in San Francisco.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

um, i don't think those are paintings actually. they are collage, maps with maybe some paint thrown in?

and surely the titles are references to cole?

December 13, 2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Well, they're "mixed media and maps on prepared panel," as the caption states. And the title is a reference to Cole - see the Artkrush review for more info.

December 13, 2006 7:12 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

I've changed the word "paintings" to "works" to eliminate the confusion. Thanks -

December 13, 2006 11:01 PM  
Blogger Y.E. Vulva said...

how long before fantasty-style medeival maps make their way into car navigation systems? "Beware there be parking here" that kind of thing... one could have a flow setting, where the car-navi enters into doldrums and the car locks down until the navi hails a passing smartornado... and for the less adventurously challenged - themed maps - impressionist... cubist... pop art... space invaders... famous battles (WWI + WWII subject to copyright, naturally)...

December 13, 2006 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are a few more shots of his work here.

December 14, 2006 8:55 AM  
Blogger fulsome said...

Those works look very interesting and I thought it would be neat to go see them since I am in SF.

Then I saw the gallery is open 12-6pm Tu-F. I wish I led that kind of life...

December 14, 2006 1:27 PM  

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