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Datum Drawing

Gallery Talk: with Aaron Collier, Derek Lerner, and Tiffany Lin, Tuesday, February 5th at 11:45 am

Lecture: by Perry Kulper, Tuesday February 5th at 5:30pm Design Building 170

Reception: Tuesday February 5th at 6:30pm

Datum Drawing is an exhibition that explores the use of datum in drawing as an architectural or spatial point of reference. A Datum Line is a line to which dimensions are referred on engineering drawings, and from which measurements are calculated. The term datum refers to a piece of information or fixed point of scale that serves as a reference in defining the geometry of a composition and in measuring aspects of that geometry to assess its relation to another value in space. Artists, architects, designers, engineers, cartographers and many others use datums to construct and define visual representation of space and place. This show brings together two artists and two architects who employ the use of datum lines in their work.


Aaron Collier, Assistant Professor of Art, Tulane University

Perry Kulper, Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan

Derek Lerner, NYC based artist

Tiffany Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture Tulane University

Curated by Sandy Litchfield, Assistant Professor Department of Architecture

University of Massachusetts

John W Olver Design Building #180
551 North Pleasant Street

Amherst MA

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