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The Gallery at PCA&D: Ana Vizcarra Rankin, “Butterfly Effect”
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - April 12 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Gallery at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design presents a solo exhibition by Ana Vizcarra Rankin, a mixed media artist and painter of cartography. Butterfly Effect will be on display Feb. 7 through April 12. An Artist Talk will be held on Feb. 7 at noon, and an Artist Reception will take place during Lancaster’s First Friday that evening from 5-8 p.m. The artist talk, reception, and exhibit all are free and open to the public.
Rankin’s work formally explores scientific research topics, philosophical thought, and migrating movements. Using
both micro and macro perspectives of the world and space, she creates maps that investigate reframing binary
imaginations and theories of chaos. The exhibit includes Rankin’s constellation and world maps, global flight trackers, and studies of subatomic particles. Using images captured with powerful telescopes and other mediating technologies such as global positioning systems, Rankin creates art that explores the phenomenological sense of being in—and of—the universe.
Rankin was born in Maldonado, Uruguay. Included in the exhibit is El Sur, part of her series Large World Maps which positions the Southern Hemisphere at the top of the picture plane, symbolic of defining South America in its own terms rather than in relation to North America. Rankin emphasizes the dualities found in the inverted maps and the reorienting of our realities through these visuals.
A graduate of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Temple University, Rankin lives and works in
Philadelphia. She has exhibited extensively including at PhilaMOCA, PA; Rowan University Art Gallery, NJ; The
Gallery at Instituto Cervantes, IL; and Bickett Gallery, NC, and her work is held in numerous private and public