Treasured Map


Is there a greater marriage of form and function than a map? Imagine living in New York without one—from Google to the MTA to the small legends on takeout menus, they are without a doubt a part of our everyday lives. And they’re often, when you think about it, beautiful. That’s part of what Brooklyn artist Matthew McCormack intends to illustrate with the opening of A Map is Not the Territory  at FiveMyles Gallery, where he has used maps from all over as found material, and created one giant, layered map of NYC, which will be shown for the first time at this opening. His partner, Elizabeth White, will be making mapping even more personal, as her work recreates phrenological illustrations in which physical features of the human face were used to map out and characterize personalities.

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