Just Below (Sewer to Bay), 2005, paper and ink
San Francisco, CA
Adriane Colburn creates detailed cartographic installations assembled from layers of intricately hand cut paper. Through an analysis of our environment using systems of mapping and charting, the artist selectively eliminates everything but the imperative line. Overlying ghost lines and shadows result from the cut paper process that allows more empty spaces than positive marks to remain intact. These delicate yet complex works reference unseen systems that lurk beneath the known environment that we inhabit. Her work has been presented in various exhibitions in the Bay Area including “Bay Area Now/4” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and solos shows at Gallery 16 and Steven Wolf Fine Arts. She was also a recipient of a 2005 Artadia Award. Adriane has an extensive background in printmaking and print media and is currently a visiting professor at Stanford University.