“Ground Truth: Mapping the Senses/Charting Experience,” a new exhibit curated by Robbin Zell and Susan Sharp and organized by the Housatonic Museum of Art, opens with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 and continues through Feb. 10, 2012.
The artists included here take the term “ground truth” as their point of departure referring to the use of an image to determine identity and location through a combination of research, maps and personal experience.
However, less concerned with the mapping of space, these artists combine their own experiences with imagination resulting in personal images of places/movements/responses that are invested with meaning and memories. The artists in this show are not documenting a physical space, but rather charting an internal reality or mapping an emotional or intellectual response, Zella says.
Artists included in this exhibit are: Leila Daw of New Haven; Susan Sharp of Easton; Suzan Shutan, Hamden; Denis Wood, North Carolin; Eve Ingalls, New Jersey; Pat Steir and Sharon Horvath, New York; Heidi Whitman, Massachusetts; Sarah Amos, Vermont; Chip Lord, California; Christian Nold, England.