Hidden Interlopers: New Work by Anna Zimmerman
Opening reception February 4, 6:00-10:00 pm. Show runs through February 25. After First Friday, viewings are by appointment only. Contact Paula Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.
Treading the fine line between science and magic, Anna Zimmerman explores the components of habitats. She is inspired by geographical history, topography, and nature. She is intrigued by the contrast between sterile, safe environments and the natural world. Hidden battles between animals and humans, within cultural institutions, go on all the time, unbeknownst to the average visitor. Museums must go to enormous lengths to safely preserve their collections from these trespassers - which may involve algae growing on fountains, moths and ladybugs trapped inside cases, ant colonies marching their way under the doors and through the cracks, and much, much more. This exhibition brings to light the huge dichotomy between the art that we worship as 'alive,' and which we keep in absolutely sterile conditions, versus the 'reality' that creeps and crawls in daily.
Anna Zimmerman holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, in Painting, 2006. Her studio practice is located in midtown Kansas City. She works as the Sculpture Technician at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and is also employed at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. She has had solo shows at the Blue Bouquet gallery in Kansas City and the Stomping Grounds gallery in Ames, Iowa, as well as being involved in countless collaborative shows in the Kansas City metropolitan area.