Monique McIntosh, February 28, 2018
Today’s modern maps may have everything plotted to perfection, but the allure of parts unknown still lives on for artist Val Britton.
Inspired by cartography, her paper collage paintings and installations imagine an expressionistic take on the open road, conflating highways and constellations. “I like to tease out the language of maps and interpret it in my own hand,” says Britton.
We spoke with the San Francisco artist about what makes her tick — from her city’s geographical quirks, to the endless joy of paper.
Artist feature in the Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine.
Collapsible City featured in Luxe Interiors + Design Magazine.
79 page catalog including an essay by Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director of the Jewish Museum, and an interview by Trevor Paglen, artist, geographer, and author.
Publication © 2016 Gallery Wendi Norris
Elise Morris, October 28, 2015
Sarah Hotchkiss, October 7, 2015
At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) strives to make a traveler’s time spent in the airport a little less chaotic and little more contemplative, thanks to artworks funded by the city’s percent-for-art program, San Francisco’s mandate that a public building project expend two percent of its construction cost towards public art.
Kimberly Chun, August 13, 2015
Long before high-low entered the cultural lexicon, and reclaimed wood and recycled metal became common design features, Recology San Francisco was helping artists salvage society’s rejects from the Dumpster of trash culture.
Barbara Morris, September 2, 2014
Maps may serve as metaphors for our journey through life, compelling in their ability to arrange potential experience around an objective matrix; the paths taken, and those missed, forever resonate in our subconscious. Taking the map as a point of departure is San Francisco-based artist Val Britton.
Rosecrans Baldwin, August 11, 2014
In Val Britton’s elaborate collages and installations, paper becomes capable of creating new worlds.