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Presented in the venerable tradition of the faux-museum\, Kluth's photog raphs\, paintings\, and sculptures literally and imaginatively unpack the r ock collection amassed by her geologist father over four decades of travel across four continents.

By celebrating disinformation and irrational organization\, and using a pe rsonal visual vocabulary that draws on educational dioramas\, interior deco ration\, taxonomies and theme parks\, the works in this exhibition attempt something impossible: to access the landscapes and narratives of another pe rson's life through its accumulated objects and stories. The resulting inst allation is a physical manifestation of the artist’s father’s vision and un derstanding of geologic time and matter as manifested through the imperfect lens of what he has shared with his daughter. Working from sketchy formal descriptions of favorite specimens\, Kluth has (mis)recreated and abstracte d from the samples Dr. Kluth has collected. The faux experience of a natura l history museum\, full of humor and irony\, will be heightened through the use of wall based info-graphics\, pamphlets and giveaway badges offered to visitors. An unreliable and imperfect context for learning is made availab le\, a layman’s education offered by an unqualified artist instructor.

By abstracting from the roc ks themselves\, Kluth grapples with the insufficiency of re-creation and re telling in the face of the impassible mysteries of immediate family. A poig nancy comprised of the overall experience manifests\, as questions surround ing a person’s aggregation of knowledge\, thoughts\, feelings and experienc es and the impossibility of full or accurate transmission to subsequent gen erations is examined.



Kluth is a Bay Area based artist\, curator and writer. She g raduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. Visitor Center is he r first solo exhibition with Frey Norris\, though she previously appeared i n 2009 as part of “Theory of the Unforeseen” with Laurel Roth.< /p> DTEND:20110827 DTSTAMP:20140919T122058 DTSTART:20110709 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visitor Center\, Mary Anne Kluth UID:169683 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20110709T190000 DTSTAMP:20140919T122058 DTSTART:20110709T160000 GEO:37.7873152;-122.4016654 LOCATION:Gallery Wendi Norris\,161 Jessie Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94105 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Visitor Center\, Mary Anne Kluth UID:169684 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR