Winter Shack is pleased to invite you to our 3rd installment of our third season with Bettina Johae and Lize Mogel presenting illustrated talks on their latest mapping projects and artist Kathryn Refi will present an original, site-specific work designed to activate the space. Event starts at 8PM.
Bettina Johae is an artist with an architectural background whose work engages with the changes and perceptions of the city. Her project “borough edges, nyc” is in the photography collection of the NYPL and includes an interactive online version(http://digital.nypl.org/boroughedges/). Currently she is working on the Brooklyn part of her ongoing project “eminent domain, nyc,“ supported by a BAC Local Arts Support Grant and a BAC Community Arts Fund Grant. She holds Master degrees in Architecture and Studio Art. Born in Berlin, she lives and works in Brooklyn since 2001.
Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist and counter-cartographer whose work intersects the fields of popular education, cultural production, public policy, and mapping. She creates maps and mappings that produce new understandings of social and political issues. Her work connects the real history and collective imaginary about specific places to larger narratives of global economies. She has mapped public parks in Los Angeles; future territorial disputes in the Arctic; and wastewater economies in New York City. She is co-editor of the book/map collection “An Atlas of Radical Cartography,” a project that significantly influenced the conversation and production around mapping and activism.
Conceptual artist Kathryn Refi was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art with her B.F.A. and earned her M.F.A. from the University of Georgia. She has had solo exhibitions at the Fugitive Art Center in Nashville, Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Solomon Projects in Atlanta. Her work has been included in group shows at Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, Fe Gallery in Pittsburgh, the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, Mixed Greens in New York, the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, among many others. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.