Maps Glover is the first artist-in-residence of 2019 in the A Creative DC: Brookland workspace. From January 4 until January 31, Maps will spend the 27 days of his residency creating 27 different paintings, as well as using the space for performance, movement, and his practice-in-general.
Please join Maps on Saturday, January 19 for an open house from 7PM - 9PM, and again on Thursday, January 31 from 5PM - 9PM for a closing exhibition.
Stay tuned for T R A N S M I S S I O N S from the residency by way of @mapsglover – and listen in on the latest episode of A Creative DC’s DIRECT MESSAGE to hear the how and why of the A Creative DC studio space itself, and to hear directly from Maps about his work and philosophies.
Photos of Maps by Elijah Rose | @enwrose
Since 2015, A Creative DC has promoted emerging, established, and diverse DC content & perspectives across new media, showcasing and acknowledging the city’s creative community and local creative economy to an online audience of ~100k. A Creative DC: Brookland is an IRL extension of the project, and is a space for ideas + projects that we think are GREAT. We're thrilled and proud to host Maps this month.
From January 4 - January 31, 2019 (a span of 27 days), artist Maps Glover is utilizing A Creative DC: Brookland as a space to create work, including creation of a series of 27 paintings leading up to his 27th birthday.
His work and process will be on view throughout the residency to passers-by on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, and you can follow along with Maps's transmissions from the space on his Instagram account: @mapsglover.
Maps will host an open house at A Creative DC: Brookland on Saturday, January 19, from 7PM - 9PM, as well as a closing show on Thursday, January 31, from 6PM - 9PM. Work will be on view and available for purchase at each event.
Maps Glover creates work inspired by human behavior and observation, and pervasive social issues. He visualizes how time affects behavior, and how observation of behavior alters perspective. He constructs portals in which the characters he creates exist and experience the world around them, often in ways that seem unnatural to the viewer. Maps has created and performed work at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building, Transformer DC, and more.
photo courtesy Maps Glover
by photographer Vanessa Dos Santos @mozwrites.