This weekend, the Chase Gallery opens its summer-long show, themed around maps’ and pathways’ connections to nature and to larger social, philosophical and political ideas. The exhibit showcases the works of three artists: Boise’s Chad Erpelding, whose intricate, multilayered creations aim to affect viewers’ perceptions of social institutions and the global community; Spokane’s Chris Tyllia, whose sparse, grayscale pieces incorporate elements of landscapes; and Sandpoint’s Tricia Florence, whose bird’s-eye-view oil paintings seek to simulate natural, outdoors experiences. All three artists utilize data systems, maps and topography to craft their works, resulting in a thematically unified exhibit that’s sure to make you think and feel.
Through Sept. 29; gallery open Mon-Fri, from 8 am-5 pm • Free to view • Chase Gallery, Spokane City Hall • 801 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • spokanearts.org
— Isaac Handelman