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Published on March 22, 2021

Joyce Kozloff

Science and Sentimentality, acrylic and found objects on canvas, 60 x 48 inches, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist and DC More Gallery, New York City.

“Precision: Illustrative Techniques in Art and Science: I’m smiling at this question. My work is detailed, without being terribly precise! Right now, I’m copying Civil War battle maps, and their intricacy is mind boggling. I try to do justice to them, because they are full of information that fascinates me. The tiny, almost invisible place names are almost entirely Anglo-Saxon, for instance, the United States. before so many waves of immigration. The painting in this show, “Science and Sentimentality,” includes drawings I made for science projects between the ages of 9 to 11, saved by my pack rat mom. They aspired to precision but failed woefully — still, a valiant try! The drawings surround a diagram of a panopticon prison, an 18th-century architectural construct then considered progressive, which proved to be cruel and inhumane.” Joyce Kozloff