Daniel Levick is a big-picture kind of guy. With his latest work, on view at Arizona State University's Night Gallery, the artist used satellite imagery from online mapping sites and employed collage to transform the images into his imagined desert city "Heliopolis."
"The map-like qualities of these images are intentionally altered in an effort to bring them to a place on the very shores of reality; a place where symbols and markings emerging from the landscape hover on the edge of intentionality and readability," Levick writes. "In co-opting this type of content, I hope to ask the viewer to consider this new form of visual power and the nature of the society from which it emerges."
See the world from a new point of view when the exhibition is on view from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 13, and through Sunday, September 1. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.art.asu.edu/gallery/night.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Starts: June 7. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013