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Art Break: Statistics and Art Converge In Pratt’s ‘You Are Here NYC’ Exhibit

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, November 6, 2017

Have you ever considered how to make data interesting? One way is to give it a visual framework, like those pie charts and bar graphs you did in grade school. At Pratt Institute’s Manhattan gallery, artists and designers show how important statistical information about New York City can be made memorable through graphic and art design. As a bonus tip, there will be a panel discussion on data and design at the gallery on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm, open to the public and free of charge, just like all our listings below.

Art Break Downtown:

Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor

When: Now through November 15, Mon – Wed: 11-6, Thur: 11-8, Fri – Sat: 11-6

Who: You Are Here NYC: Art, Information and Mapping

What: An exhibit of New York City data based cartographic artworks

Why: Explore the many definitions of our city’s population through various data sets

BONUS TIP: The show will have a panel discussion on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm in room 213, adjacent to the gallery. Free to the public, no registration required. For more information click here.

Art Break Chelsea:

Where: Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 534 West 26th Street

When: Now through November 22, Tue – Sat: 10-6

Who: Mary Kelly: The Practical Past

What: Conceptual art using the throwaway material of lint

Why: The threads of memory and historical fact intertwine to influence the present and the future

Art Break Midtown (up to 59th Street, East or West):

Where: Clamp Art, 247 West 29th Street, Ground floor

When: Now through November 25, Tues – Sat: 10-6

Who: Michael Massaia | Deep in a Dream: New York City

What: Photographs of Central Park late at night

Why: The dark tone of the images gives the landscape an unworldly quality

Art Break Above 60th Street (East or West):

Where: Yoshii Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue at 77th Street, 3rd Floor

When: Now through December 22, Mon – Sat: 10-6

Who: Makoto Ofune: Wave

What: Series of artworks using a traditional Japanese style of painting

Why: These images force the viewer to slow down and consider color, texture and meaning



Cover: Pratt Manhattan Gallery:’You Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping;’ installation view of commissioned work by Christine Gedeon, ‘Fluidity Mobility (NYC)’ (2017); data analysis support from Aditi Sharma; photo: Jason Mandella Photography / courtesy of gallery.


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