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Terra Incognita – Mosaic Explorations

Exhibition in Williamsport, PA features SAMA Members, JeanAnn Dabb, Karen Kettering Dimit, Cynthia Fisher, Yulia Hanansen, Rachel Sager Lynch

Terra Incognita — Mosaic Explorations

July 10 – August 26, 2012 The Gallery at Penn College

Terra Incognita aptly describes the cross-boundary quests five mosaic artists bring to their studio practice. It was in the unknown areas of old maps that artists were given free reign to fantastical imagination, often reflecting the current beliefs of their society. Interpreting Terra Incognita by its traditional usage in cartography, or as a metaphor for the exploration of the unknown in our world and ourselves, these award-winning mosaic artists will each present a body of work that reflects their uncharted explorations of the present using an ancient medium.

As they push the boundaries of the medium of mosaic, the artists’ individual curiosity also drives them to cross divisions in disciplines, incorporating anthropology, archaeology, art history, astronomy, cartography, earth sciences, history, literature, social studies, and women’s studies.

 

From left are Yulia Hanansen, Karen Kettering Dimit, Rachel Sager Lynch and JeanAnn Dabb.

 

Yulia Hanansen and Rachel Sager Lynch at the Gallery at Penn College of Technology Gallery

Yulia Hanansen and Rachel Sager Lynch at the Gallery at Penn College of Technology Gallery

 

Karen Kettering Dimit discussing her work

Karen Kettering Dimit discussing her work

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