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Artist Susanne Kessler Unfolds the "Archeology of Images" in Exhibit at AAAS
Internationally renowned artist Susanne Kessler's "Patterns of Life" collages will be displayed 8 September through 29 October 2004 at the AAAS gallery, in conjunction with her wire installation exhibit at the nearby Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh Street, N.W.
"When you walk into the inner gallery of the AAAS building in Washington, D.C., it is as if you are being led by the building's round, winding walls into a snail's shell," said Kessler. "During the exhibition at AAAS, my tar drawings of the organs of amphibians, reptiles, birds and snails will lead visitors into this inner space, to the center of the snail's shell. In this way, visitors become protagonists in a visually told story of evolution."
Kessler describes her collages as parts of a larger, organic process; each piece informs the next, working together to create a larger statement. "My works on the wall are woven together with the installations," she said. "They tell a long, developing story, giving one the possibility of entering into an archeology of the images."
The Art of Science and Technology Program was established in 1985 to present science-related art of all kinds. Its goal is to display work that reflects the centuries-old interaction of art and science. Exhibitions span the range of scientific inquiry.
The AAAS building is located at 1200 New York Ave. N.W. in Washington. Exhibit viewing hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com, or call Virginia Stern at 202-326-6672.
8 September 2004