If You Go Then You Go It Alone: Lindsay Palmer
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014, 7-10 pm
Exhibition: January 10 – January 25, 2014
Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-5 pm or by appointment
The configuration of maps mirrors the way that we have divided up our human bodies. The process of understanding is the main function of maps. Much as gender does to the human body, contemporary maps have taken what for centuries humans were only able to speculate over, and turned it into an easily accessible grid of knowable symbols and signifiers. This grid becomes sedimented into experience, assumed to be a map of reality rather than an arbitrary representation. Palmer is interested in people that traverse or break down these barriers and continue to redefine what we think we know about what it is to be a woman. “If You Go Then You Go It Alone” is about a group of these women, who sailed over and through such barriers, both real and imagined. Palmer honors these pioneers, and attempts to reflect on new ways in which we continue their journey today.