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Grant Della Silva – Metamagical Maps of Meaning


May 29 - July 27

Third Floor East Gallery

This exhibition round includes works provided by Grant Della Silva which will be on view in the Third Floor East Gallery from May 29 – July 27, 2024.  Lowe Mill A&E invites patrons and art lovers to join us for Open Studio Night, a building-wide experience when our over 150 studios will be open to the public.  The evening also includes receptions for all seven of our gallery spaces. This series gives the public a chance to meet and interact with visiting artists and discuss their work as it is on display and available for purchase. Come out, enjoy a pleasant evening, and maybe you’ll find that special piece of art that speaks to you!  The Open Studio Night reception is Saturday, July 27 from 5-7 pm.


About the exhibit:

The work reinterprets the tradition of cartography to reflect the geometry of human existence – unique patterns and textures emerge that are deeply tied to the continuous built environment of a place, to the history of a people and the complex intertwining of urban development, destruction and renewal over many years. The textural fabric of Paris is reflected in the Eiffel Tower; the Great Pyramids emerge from the chaos of Cairo in a mirror of our own making. Each piece draws from local cartography to represent the unique spirit of a place. The work uses machine learning to blend original cartographic designs with global landmarks to illuminate a new perspective on cultural heritage. Each piece is crafted from a single piece of laser cut wood.

About the artist;

Grant Della Silva is an American software engineer and interdisciplinary artist. He earned a degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, and has lived across the United States and in the country of Turkey. He currently lives and works in Huntsville, AL. His work spans software, visual arts, circus arts, and poetry.

“Created in part with data from OpenStreetMap contributors freely available under the Open Database License


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