Tuesday, November 22, 2016

‘Here Be Dragons’

Carmon Colangelo, "Mauve Sensing Green" (left) and "Remote Sensing" (right). Monotype relief prints, 47" x 35" each, both 2016.

Carmon Colangelo, “Mauve Sensing Green” (left) and “Remote Sensing” (right). Monotype relief prints, 47″ x 35″ each, both 2016.

"The compass rose spins out of control. Rule marks climb over geographic boundaries. The map enfolds the symbols of its making.

In the exhibition “Here Be Dragons,” now on view at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Carmon Colangelo, dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, playfully but pointedly examines the limits of knowledge and the precarious social and political states that define our contemporary moment.

Printed at Flying Horse Editions in Orlando, these large-scale monotypes combine hand-drawing and digital manipulation with a range of materials and techniques designed to highlight the role of chance in shaping our own psycho-geographies. Drafting tools, leftover scraps from laser-cut architectural models and other found materials are recycled and reimagined as part of Colangelo’s personal taxonomy of images. The results are at once seductively tactile and spatially disorienting — and a fitting metaphor for the dangerous waters that, even in a time of increasing global connectivity, must surely lie ahead.

“Here be Dragons” remains on view through Dec. 31. For more information, visit jonathanferraragallery.com.” -Liam Otten

Carmon Colangelo is the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts of Washington University.

For more information about the exhibition click here.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Beyond Measure" Screenings

On Tuesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM please join us for a screening of "Beyond Measure" at the Regency Director's Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel in Laguna Niguel. 

On Wednesday, November 2nd, at 7:00 PM we will  screen "Beyond Measure" at The Willows Community School in Culver City.

Following each screening, Vicki will be answering audience questions and joining a community discussion about healthy childhood and bringing innovative learning to our schools. Find tickets at the links aboveact soon; they’re going fast.

Vicki will also be signing copies of our NY Times Bestseller Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation at these events.