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Pierogi Gallery and L’Space are proud to present “Borderline: Mapping Narratives,” a collaborative group exhibition delving into the complexities of our contemporary global landscape, a world characterized by shifting borders, cultural interactions, and social transformations. The exhibition will be on view from February 29 through April 13, 2024, with an opening reception Thursday, February 29 (6-8pm).

Borderline—liminal spaces and states, intermediate positions, frontier lands, zones that are no simple task to navigate or map. As in a Cormac McCarthy story, these artists are tentatively feeling a way forward, teasing out the contours of the unknown, whether that be the terrain of a canvas or paper substrate, of the mind, the natural environment, the socio-political environment, or other parts unknown.

Mapping narratives attempts to navigate the context of a literal or abstract image. These can include a wide range of narratives: mental, physical, emotional, even spiritual; subjective and objective. The unifying nature of this exhibition is underlined by the reference to mapping and the overall borderlines that give a sense of six degrees of separation.

Including work by Dawn Clements, Hugo Crosthwaite, Sharon Horvath, Sermin Kardestuncer, Darina Karpov, Ati Maier, Roxy Paine, Bruce Pearson, David Scher, Sarah Walker, Daniel Zeller, and others.
"No Longer on the Map"
A film by Ati Maier

„No Longer on the Map" unfolds a surrealistic narrative, where an otherworldly messenger emerges from the ocean. Mounted on a white horse with the Spacerider flag in hand, she takes us on a Quixotic epic journey to meet her intermediary.

A voice over, spoken by Esther Schweins, tells us of Gods wrath against the wickedness of man : “Behold, i shall bring a flood of waters .” They travel together on horseback and donkey to an ancient windmill, the beacon of their final act. The intermediary invokes the powers of the universe pleading for an intervention. In a miraculous response, the mountains turn into water, initiating a cataclysmic flood.

“As long as the earth remains, everything is in our hands, only we can destroy it.”


The SpaceRider Film "THE PLACE OF THE RETURN" received another LAUREL and two screening times from FEEDBACK


Upcoming at Pierogi | extended through Saturday, November 18, 2023  
“Although my work is largely abstract, it is very much about making invisible energies and wavelengths visible. I start with overlapping sketches” which suggest a provisional composition. “I might begin with an abstract grid, add a galactic structure, then landscapes on top. It is in this period that shapes begin to form and subside, subdivide and cut through and across one another. I weave the layers of space together in such a way that foreground, middle ground, and background along with past, present, and future become one dense coherence.”
(–Ati Maier)

Spit bite and Aquatinta Etching
Publisher Tim Willms Fine Arts
Edition of 10, each 10 x 10 inches, 2023

El Bano Show at Peyton Wright Gallery, 2023

Interview about the SpaceRider with Gregory Volk