2018 Glimcher Exhibition: Trace Trail Loop Line

Banvard Gallery
November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to January 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Banvard Gallery will host the 2018 Glimcher exhibition Trace Trail Loop Line beginning with an opening reception on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 p.m. The opening will follow a Baumer Lecture by Antón García-Abril.


The collection of work exhibited here is an outgrowth of the numerous discussions between Glimcher Seminar students and the 2018 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mikyoung Kim, over her three visits to the Knowlton School this autumn.

A degree of detachment has permeated our movement through the built environment, which is increasingly mediated by digital imagery and sophisticated navigation technologies. While such remote analysis is inherently isolated from the forces that continually remake a site (atmospheric, telluric, and otherwise), a walk in the field is, conversely, immersive, immediate and specific. This seminar employs walking as an analytical and generative tool—a way of revealing existing site conditions and responding to them. The course considers the differences between a path as an abstract projection on a plan and a path as a way of marking physical space while engaging in the production of both.

A walk is often the first mark made by a designer on a site. As such, this simple act can be a generative one. The work in this exhibition probes the point of contact between body and ground and its implications for design. Each drawing visualizes how a path of movement responds to specific terrestrial conditions. Walks are represented through the accretion and erasure of graphite and charcoal, through the imprinting of clay, and through the disruption of digital fields. 

We invite you to contribute to the collaborative drawings on the gallery floor and, when you’re through, to leave the gallery and take a walk.

About the Team

Special thanks to the 2018 Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor Mikyoung Kim.

The exhibit is curated by Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Katherine Jenkins

Participating seminar students: Anne Morgan, Ben Kohls, Lauren Shewhart, Brittany Schroeder, Amanda Ferguson, Claire Brewer, Rachel Smith, Andrew Polefrone, Rosalie Starenko, Tyler Cloud, Sarah Coleman, Conner Cunningham, Garrett Rubin, Jackie Chen, Daniel Phillips

About the Gallery

The Banvard Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Gallery is located on the first floor of Knowlton Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.

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