The Mainless Grid [La grille discontinue]

Juan Geuer

Date de naissance 1917
Lieu de naissance Soest, Holland
Date du décès 2009
Lieu du décès Almonte, Ontario
Technique tracé sur mylar blanc entre deux plexiglas
DATE 1976
DIMENSIONS 94cm x 72,4cm x 1,9cm
Numéro d'acquisition 2013.04.38
Détails Collection de la Galerie d'art d'Ottawa : don d'Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013
Description du catalogue
A trapezoid spherical grid of 80 quadrants is drawn by hand on a white Mylar. The lines gradually free hand drawn towards the center of the grid. The paper is mounted between two sheets of Plexiglas. The lines appear straight, except at intersection points towards the center are minute twists and irregularities. This is one of Geuer’s early geophysical grid maps, where the finely scribed lines are barely visible on the white Mylar unless held up to light. The grid reveals an underlying truth or reality represented by a scientific process, appropriating the basic gridlines of longitude and latitude, and abstracting them to investigate of our sense of place.

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