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American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

Exhibition Detail
Winter 2011 Exhibitions and Opening Reception
Curated by: Jack Rasmussen
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

January 25th, 2011 - March 13th, 2011
January 29th, 2011 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Her I Loved Very Much from the series Mantis Relgiosa, Dafna KaffemanDafna Kaffeman,
Her I Loved Very Much from the series Mantis Relgiosa,
Glass, found handkerchief, embroidery by Yzhar Bar Ness
Installation of \'Grande Avenues\', Marisa BaumgartnerMarisa Baumgartner,
Installation of 'Grande Avenues',
From \'Driving in Circles\', Nicole CohenNicole Cohen, From 'Driving in Circles',
Installation proposal of \'A Very Particular Moment\' (detail), Linn MeyersLinn Meyers,
Installation proposal of 'A Very Particular Moment' (detail),
2010, Hand-drawing on wall, 20 x 32 ft
Geneological Breach, Julie LinowesJulie Linowes, Geneological Breach,
8 channel video installation with audio
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United States
Tue-Sun 11-4
sculpture, surrealism, landscape, realism, conceptual, video-art, installation, interactive photography digital, glass

Six women artists take over the AU Museum with installations of new works. Exhibitions include Israeli glass artist Dafna Kaffeman, interactive multimedia artist Nicole Cohen, the surreal video art of Julie Linowes, large-scale installations by photographer Marisa Baumgartner, witty comic drawings by Heather Wilcoxon, and a two-story tall hand drawing by Linn Meyers.

Gallery talk by Dafna Kaffeman at 5 pm. Reception from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Dafne Kaffemen: What Could be Sweeter Than Going to Paradise?
Israeli artist Dafna Kaffeman’s delicate glass sculptures mimic organic forms such as leaves, fur and flowers. Her small works and large scale, dynamic installations  often deal with issues raised by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The installation “Mantis Relgiosa,” based on a statement made by a young Palestinian, consists of lifelike lampworked glass objects and found handkerchiefs embroidered by Jewish  men from Israel.

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