Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Guest Artist Panels

I invite anyone who would like to contribute their artwork to the Map in the form of a guest artist panel. In the past, I have used artist contributions as the as the basis for new Map panels. If you are interested, email your image contributions to gretzingermap@gmail.com. Please understand that Jerry's Map will gradually encroach on your artwork but your imagery will also be introduced on label paper and used as collage throughout Jerry's Map. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jerry's Map in Catskill, NY

After a busy two days, we have finished installing Jerry's Map at the Thomas Cole house in Catskill, NY. The show, River Crossings, opens on Sunday, May 3rd. 

You can read about the show at rivercrossings.org

Friday, April 17, 2015

Behind the scenes

On the back of every panel is its pedigree. This one, the first generation of S10/E16, was reformatted on December 8, 2004 and retired in 2014. It has been shown four times: at MASSMoCA in 2012, in  Edinburgh over New Year's 2014, in Concord, Massachusetts in the Spring of 2014, and in Frankfort, Michigan earlier this year.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Twittering (or is it "tweeting"?) today!

Since this morning I have been Tweeting each panel that the random cards called up. Pictured above is S14/E6, the fourth selection of the day.

Most of you know by now that I use a modified deck of playing cards to tell me which panel to work on next. These cards also have some instructions which tell me what to do once I arrive at the new panel.

This particular one presents some fresh problems since I have never modified an airport before. Let's see what happens!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jerry's Map on Twitter

If you are a twitter-er - tweeter? Come say hello @jerrysmap

Friday, March 13, 2015

Getting ready

With four more shows coming up in 2015 Tyler and I are constantly in a state of getting ready.

The next show, at the Thomas Cole House in Catskill, New York, will be part of "River Crossings," a major show of contemporary art  curated by Stephen Hannock and inspired by the Hudson River and its nineteenth century school of landscape painting.

My Map will "wallpaper" the second floor landing of the house. Shown above is the template I made this afternoon of the wall area to be covered. When I am showing something less than the complete Map such templates help me position the segment to be shown so that key elements fall in prime focal areas of the venue. This one will place the city of Ukrainia in a key spot on the landing wall.

The show opens May 3 and will run through November 1 of this year. I hope to see you there!

In the meantime please take a look at the Map selections for sale on Ebay. Every dollar we make from these sales goes back into the production of this Map and its public showings. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


A big thanks goes out to director Steve Brown at the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort for mounting a beautiful show. Steve is a brave soul who scrounged the studio so that we could display many artifacts from the Map's early days; including the very first panel, original map plans, my card system and a cityscape drawing I did when I was 14 years old. As a counterpoint to my Map, the show also features the exuberant work of Kristine Harvey's students from the Frankfort schools.

It was a pleasure to see all who came out to the opening. If you haven't seen the show its up until April 10th. If you aren't in the area, maybe you will have the opportunity to see the upcoming exhibition at the Thomas Cole House in Catskill, NY, opening May 3rd.