Cartographic Grids (The Great Canadian 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 124.5cm x 99.7cm x 1.9cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2013.04.18
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Else Geuer-Vermeij, 2013.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A rectangle spherical grid mounted vertically with a thin border, drawn by hand on paper. 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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