MAZES AND MAPS: An Exhibition Inspired by Digital and Analog Gaming
From across the land, an adventuring party of cartographers assemble at the entrance to Pyramid Atlantia. Their quest is to fill the fabled Art Center’s corridors with maps of record, both literal and figurative. Enter the Pyramid, and witness their odyssey! Twists and turns abound from our heroes’ display of mazes inspired by digital and analog gaming.
For many of those who sheltered in isolation or in a small group this pandemic year, playing games has been a much needed source of entertainment and socialization. MAZES AND MAPS celebrates the importance of the game while putting focus on a particular aspect: cartography.
In this eight person exhibition, each artist has uniquely interpreted game maps through a balance of projection, labeling, and symbology. Some works are pure whimsy, but others are deeply reflective and socially acute.
Featuring work by: John James Anderson, Irene Chan, Wesley Clark, Nick DeFord, Tim Hutchings, Zofie King, Casey Jex Smith, and Andrew Wodzianski
MAZES AND MAPS opens Saturday, May 29th online and in person. The first weekend’s in-person viewings are by appointment only. Starting June 2, the public is welcome during regular gallery hours without appointment. Admission is free and gallery hours are Wed – Thu, 10 – 8 pm; Fri – Sat, 10 – 6 pm; and Sunday 12 – 5pm. The exhibition runs through July 11, 2021.
Pyramid Atlantic is located at 4318 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville Maryland 20781. More info at pyramidatlantic.org or 301-608-9101.