“Relief” is a series of paper-cut maps made by Memphis artist Katie Maish. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Eclectic Eye in midtown. The work will be on display January 5th through February 13th.
This body of work represents an intersection between the psychological space that the feminine takes up and the physical presence that it should – but inexplicably does not – consume. These maps manifest as landforms that suggest weight, permanence and precision, but the ephemeral media used in the work contradicts form with delicacy and an intentional lightness. In some pieces, historical maps collide with domestic patterns found in the home. In others, I have written passages from cherished books and tucked them deep within three-dimensional landforms that build themselves spontaneously from the shape of the words. They all represent ideas that should take up space and should get in the way.