ARTSY Featured Show Of The Week: Kim Rugg “In Retrospect”

KIM RUGG
North America, 2012
Reconfigured Map
48 × 36 in (121.9 × 91.4 cm)

On View Now: @MarkMooreGallery presents an exclusive ARTSY Online Exhibition of twenty benchmark works by artist KIM RUGG on view June 2 – August 7, 2022. View KIM RUGG: IN RETROSPECT at: https://bit.ly/3LoLgFC
 
With surgical blades and a meticulous hand, Kim Rugg (b. 1963, Canada) dissects and reassembles newspapers, stamps, comic books, cereal boxes and postage stamps in order to render them conventionally illegible. The front page of the LA Times becomes neatly alphabetized jargon, debunking the illusion of its producers’ authority as much as the message itself. Through her re-appropriation of medium and meaning, she effectively highlights the innately slanted nature of the distribution of information as well as its messengers. Rugg has also created hand-drawn works alongside wallpaper installations, both of which toy with authenticity and falsehood through subtle trompe l’oeil. In her maps, Rugg re-envisions the topography of various states, countries, continents, and even the world without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and regions as reference points. In own sense of abstracted cartography, Rugg redistributes traditional map colors (or eliminates them entirely) in order to nullify the social preeminence given to constructed territories, and highlight the idea that our attention is manipulated to focus on the powerful few instead of the physical many.
 
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