Deviant Cartography

The Diode Gallery is closed. This was the last show.

Deviant Cartography presents provocative maps of burglaries, prostitution, murder, and natural disasters in forms that are simultaneously familiar and foreign. What if crime were elevation, or the geography of your city was determined by the density of sex offenders? Doug McCune’s work creates a juxtaposition between macabre subject matter and beautiful visual representation. The maps are equally pleasant and repulsive — stunning and disquieting.

This is the first solo show for Doug McCune. Doug is a San Francisco based artist who embraces data exploration and map making in an attempt to come to terms with the chaos of urban environments. He experiments heavily with 3D printing and laser cutting to bring digital forms into physical space. He’s a programmer by trade, an amateur cartographer, and a big believer in using data to understand the world.

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The Diode Gallery is located in Old Town directly across from the Ground Kontrol arcade. It is part of the same building as Upper Playground. We are open for scheduled shows and by appointment only.