Monday, July 26, 2010


Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Center for Art + Environment

Bill Gilbert

Using a GPS unit and a compass, New Mexico-based artist Bill Gilbert attempts to walk carefully pre-determined routes in both space and time across landscapes in the American West. His carefully-made plans are invariably disrupted by the realities of terrain and the limitations of the human body. In the tradition of British artists such as Richard Long and Chris Drury, Gilbert's "Physiocartography" performances chart the distance between the map and the terrain, and are documented in drawings, video, and audio recordings.

Through September 26.

[Text and graphic from Museuem website. Caption: "Bill Gilbert. 'For John Wesley Powell, Attempts to Walk the Grid, Sand Canyon, September 27, 2006.'  Digital print, 40 x 40 inches, one-hour walk in each cardinal direction, orientation: magnetic north." Click on image to enlarge.]

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