The artists included in “The Visual Metric” are:
Roger Archibald, Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, Rachel Barrett, Karen Bell, Meg Birnbaum, Joy Bush, Kim Campbell, Richard Alan Cohen, Charan Devereaux, Norm Diamond, Randi Ganulin, Karen Garrett de Luna, Steve Gentile, Mary Daniel Hobson, Carol Isaak, Andrew Janjigian, Frances Jakubek, Doug Johnson, Marky Kauffmann, Sant Khalsa, Tom Lamb, Susan Lapides, Ralph Mercer, Noritaka Minami, Adam Neese, Troy Paiva, Barry Rosenthal, Daryl-Ann Saunders, Nicolo Sertorio, Sara Silks, Jean Sousa, Jane Szabo, JP Terlizzi, Donna Tramontozzi, David Weinberg, Grace Weston, Julie Williams-Krishnan, Susan Wilson, DM Witman, Dianne Yudelson, and Charlyn Zlotnik.
- Contributors: Paula Tognarelli
- Publisher: Griffin Museum
- Date of publication: 2017
- Dimensions: 8″x10″
- Number of pages: 92
- Price $30Excerpt from Curator’s Statement
Anyone from a manufacturing background has a propensity for visual depictions of measurement, process and outcome. Whether it be an excel graph for tracking a trend, a work flow diagram following a widget through production or a fish bone chart to problem solve, it is easier to analyze with a pictorial rendering than a spread sheet of raw numbers or a written description of a procedure. This is the thread of the idea leading to “The Visual Metric” exhibition for the Griffin Museum of Photography.
What is a metric? Loosely put, a metric is a system for measuring the relationship between linked elements. Creating a metric involves unbiased observation over a period of time, mapping observations into numbers, and creating ratios that have a relationship to the outcome. The result of the ratio is the metric.
Metrics can also mean the measure of a meter. While the metric system never quite took hold in the United States as the daily norm for measure, we rely on conversion charts to understand the meaning when presented to us.