Before the Rush

Adriane Colburn

Before the Rush

March 4 – April 9, 2005

Opening Reception: Friday, March, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Exhibiting artists Adriane Colburn, Frederick Loomis, Kerry Tribe and Jessica Tully talk about their work on view. Friday, March 4, 2005, 7:00pm

Adriane Colburn is a San Francisco-based installation artist who reconstructs personal and social history through the study and reinterpretation of maps, photographs, and other historical documents. Her site-specific installation, Before the Rush, consists of a large paper sculpture that is inspired by San Francisco maps dating from the 1700s to the present. Colburn engages with the ways in which history is constructed from absence – defined as much by the lack of information it holds as by that which it purports to tell. Her installation incorporates both the linearity of maps and the abstraction that emerges from a tangled mass of information.