Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Permanent homes for the Map



I am embarking on a project  to find permanent homes for Jerry's Map. Last year I donated 60 panels to the Aichi Prefectural Art Museum in Nagoya.  What I am proposing to do now is to give groups of 20 contiguous panels each (like the one pictured above) to as many as 150 museums worldwide. A major American museum in New York is currently in the process of accepting the first 20-panel gift.

As you probably know, because of the iterative process of creating the Map, there are several versions of it. Currently there are three complete sets and one partial one. The donated groups will come from what is known here in the studio as "Exhibition One," the oldest complete version. Sets 2 and 3 will remain available for shows.

If you know of a museum that would like to be considered for this project please contact us. We're open to suggestions!

Thank you.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

A fresh invitation to artists


The image above is a panel which has been submitted by a "guest artist", Meg Staley. 

We invite all you artists out there to submit panels to Jerry's Map. Any two-dimensional image, roughly 8 by 10 inches, is eligible. When you submit an image you acknowledge that your work will be slowly overlaid by Jerry's work. In the meantime your image will be reproduced on label paper and used in collage throughout the Map. 

To date the work of 28 guest artists has been incorporated into the Map. Join them! Email us at gretzingermap@gmail.com for details.

Thanks!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The latest numbers



As of April 18, 2017 the Map incuded 3460 panels spanning 584 inches (or 48' 8") in width and 610" (50' 10") in height. Allowing for 1/2" between panels when mounted the Map would measure almost 52 feet wide by a little over 53 feet in height. There are now, in addition to the studio set of panels, three exhibition sets which each contain about 3000 panels. The total of all generation original panels is now 15,800.

The video on Vimeo has now been viewed 282,000 times and has received 2369 "likes". There are 399 Twitter followers who have "liked" the Jerrysmap tweets 1842 times. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

A new invitation to artists


Are you an artist? Do you want to participate in Jerry's Map? Send us any 8 by 10 inch 2-D image, and we will put it in the stack waiting to be turned into panels of the Map. Just understand that, over time, your image (like the one above which was supplied by our friend, Chris Gill) will be obscured by the Map itself. In the meantime your image will also be turned into collage material which will be scattered across several panels. 

Questions? Ask us! Or simply send images to 9478 S. Maple City Road, Maple City, Michigan 49664.

Thanks!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Map assemblage



Here is the most recent 1/4 scale Map assemblage, L-VI. It shows 16 panels in the Northeast quadrant of the Map and includes Void 57 at the center.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ebay bargains!


A print of this panel is currently on sale on Ebay for $6.83! Other prints, postcards, jpegs, and original panels are listed at prices from 99 cents to $470. Go to ebay.com and search "Jerry's Map."

Selling Map items serves several purposes: 1) it's a small ego boost to the artist when something sells, 2) sales help defray the costs of producing and exhibiting the work, and 3) shipping pieces of the Map to collectors across the globe helps ensure its preservation. Who knows? Your grandchildren may be called on to loan their panels for a major assemblage of Jerry's work!

Please help us for any of the above reasons or just because the Map appeals to you in some personal way. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mystery pageviews

For the past few months there have been 240 phony pageviews per day to my blog. They come in at the rate of 30 every three hours. I have tried to figure out why this happens and haven't found any explanation. Feedback sent to Blogger has gone unanswered. Can anyone explain to me why this is happening?  Thanks!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Jerry's Map this March


This March, the map will be on exhibit at the Charleston West Virgina Artwalk and at the University of Wisconsin Steven Point.

Charleston, WV Art Walk

I will be giving an artist talk on Wednesday, March 15 at 6pm at Taylor Books. The Art Walk will be on Thursday, March 16th from 5-8 pm and a large part of the map will be on exhibit at the bookstore from March 1st to April 3rd.

UW Stevens Point 

At Stevens Point, the map will be on display at the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery as a part of the Terrain / Territories : Dreams of Place exhibition. 

The opening reception will be on Wednesday, March 15 at 4-6pm. Here the map will be on display from March 15 to April 15.



Hope to see you there!

Monday, January 23, 2017

The cards updated


Here are nine recently retired Map instruction cards. Many of you have asked me to publish all the cards or all the rules which govern the execution of my Map. I'd love to do that, but the task is just too daunting. Many of the rules exist only in my head and have since the Map's inception in 1963. Does anyone want to interview me and write down the whole process? If so, c'mon down!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Upcoming Map Events in early 2017


It's a bit of short notice, but for anyone in the NYC area, there will be a lecture at The American Folk Art Museum featuring several artists, including yours truly. The lecture will be from 10:00am-12:00pm this Thursday on January 19th. I'll be there and hope to see you too.

In other news about the map - there are plans to have parts of it displayed in Charleston, WV and at Stevens Point, WI in early spring of this year. I'll keep you posted with more information as it comes along!