PROJECTS > Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet

Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet

SHOWS @ CJG:

  • Miami Project 2012
  • If These Walls Could Talk – A Conversation
    Group Exhibition in Conjunction with Marine

  • Artist's Resume (pdf, 218.72 Kb)


    Artist's Catalog (pdf, 9.57 Mb)


    PROJECT STATEMENT:

    L.A. artists Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet have collaborated in the creation of two world maps that manage to skewer both right wing and left wing political views simultaneously. As artists in residence at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the fall of 2011, the artists – who often collaborate on various projects from huge public murals to small, intimate drawings – expanded on they similar maps created in 2010. The two resulting large-scale lithographic prints mimic the style, colors, and format of old elementary school pull-down maps, complete with decorative borders embellished with prominent places and buildings relevant to each world view: The United Nations and National Public Radio, for example in the Liberal map, whose counterparts on the Conservative map are The Pentagon, and Fox News. Interestingly the only two institutions to appear on both maps are the Supreme Court and National Parks, but imagined towards different ends.

    As Art In Print magazine writes, “Los Angeles artists Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet have cleverly given us two maps for one world; together they illustrate how it is that we can use the same words…and yet be talking about completely different things.”

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Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet, A Liberal Map of the World, 2011, Six-color lithograph, 34 x 46 inches, Edition of 20

Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet

Birk_lib-sm

Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet, A Liberal Map of the World, 2011, Six-color lithograph, 34 x 46 inches, Edition of 20