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Meet the Artist Jerry Gretzinger

  • Exhibition

  • Saturday, October 6, 2012
  • $5
    Free for members
  • Hunter Center

A Half-Century Project of Imagination

In 1963, Jerry Gretzinger doodled a map of a small imaginary town. His sketch took on a life of its own and, as of his exhibition at MASS MoCA in 2012, was comprised of over 2,600 hand-crafted panels spanning a jaw-dropping 2,000 square feet. The world he depicted evolved and shape-shifted as he worked and re-worked a panel every day.

Visitors were invited to get to know the artist behind this incredible project at this meet and greet, ask Gretzinger about the elaborate game of chance he’s devised to determine the outcome of the map, the making of Greg Whitmore’s documentary film about Gretzinger, and any other questions.

“Jerry has a certain kind of genius. He’s a world-builder.” — Mother Nature Network

Video by Keith Nogueira