Cartographic Grids (Nude)

Juan Geuer

BIRTH YEAR 1917
BIRTH PLACE Soest, Holland
DEATH YEAR 2009
DEATH PLACE Almonte, Ontario
MEDIUM Scribing on white mylar
DATE 1978
DIMENSIONS 91.4cm x 142.9cm x 1.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.04
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A faint vertical rectangular grid of 35 quadrants with a thin border is drawn by hand on Mylar sheet. 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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