Studio Art Prof Exhibits in New York

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A performance art exhibition in New York City this weekend will feature U of G studio art professor Sandra Rechico. During the event called Map It Out, Rechico and Toronto artist Gwen MacGregor will invite visitors and passersby to draw maps indicating their travels that day.

Performances will take place at three locations in Long Island City: the Noguchi Museum, the Socrates Sculpture Park and the Dorsky Gallery.

The drawings will be exhibited at the Dorsky Gallery Sept. 8 to Nov. 17 as part of Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism exhibition.

A Toronto installation artist, Rechico produces drawings and installations investigating urban space. She has shown her work across Canada and abroad, and her exhibitions have appeared in numerous publications. She has held international residencies, including one at the Institute of Modern Art in Australia and two projects in the Netherlands.

She worked with MacGregor on Maps in Doubt, a similar project shown at galleries in Toronto and Montreal. In a project begun in 2003, Rechico has drawn maps of Toronto between two and nine metres in length exploring her travels on car, on bicycle and by car during May.