“Like paintings, maps create a world parallel to our own. A map can both tell us where we’ve been (or at least, where we think we’ve been) and help us to ﬁgure out where we want to go. But the destination is as often as not a ﬁgure of pure imagination containing the hopes and fears of the artist as well as the culture in which the artist works.”
Jeffrey Whittle is a painter, educator, and curator. His recent work combines maps with the human figure that explores the “way we structure our sense of place while searching to imagine something different.” He earned his B.F.A. from the University of Georgia and his M.F.A. from Cornell University. He presently teaches at the University of Georgia and is the gallery director of the Dalton Gallery located at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA.