11. “American Soil” Maps at One New York Plaza

Josh Dorman has taken early 1900s soil sample maps, antique collage elements and paint, and woven them together to create his own vision. This site-specific installation created for the windows at One New York Plaza in the Financial District consists of twelve 7 x 9 foot colorful collages, where he has turned loamy soil regions into clouds, gravel deposit bands into mountains, and rivers into snakes. The city grids become sparkling gems. Josh Dorman lives and works in New York City. Curated by Tom Kotik, “American Soil” is sponsored by ArtsBrookfield and will run from August 24 through September 25.