Exhibition, Lecture and Talk: Datum Drawing
February 5—March 8, 2019
Olver Design Building
Room: Design Building Gallery
UMass Amherst Campus
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, Artist from Brooklyn, NYC
Tiffany Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture, Tulane University
Talk by Aaron Collier, Tiffany Lin, and Derek Lerner: Tuesday Feb. 5 at 11:45 a.m.
Lecture: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Opening reception: Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.