Ann Wessmann: Being: Vertical + Horizontal

August 31 - October 2, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, September 2, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Extended Hours: Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:00-8:00 pm and Saturday, September 24, 2016, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Special Event: Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr, Saturday, September 10, 3:00 pm

  • Ann Wessmann

    6052 days + nights (8.29 years), Vellum and insect pins on vellum covered foam board, 36 x 180 x 1.5 inches, 2016.

    6052 days + nights (8.29 years)
  • Ann Wessmann

    Chaos and Connection, Vellum and insect pins, dimensions variable, 2016.

    Chaos and Connection
  • Ann Wessmann

    1287 days (detail, side view), Vellum and insect pins, 60 x 18 x 3 inches, 2016.

    1287 days (detail, side view)

Press Release
Artist Page

Being: Vertical + Horizontal, a solo exhibition by artist member Ann Wessmann, honors each day of life with a simple, repeating pattern of vertical and horizontal orientations representing the states of awake and asleep, and day and night. The artist asks us to view her labor-intensive installation as a calendar. Thousands of slim, inch-long rectangles of translucent vellum are pinned just above a white surface, forming a large grid with continuous rows. The vertically oriented slices of paper represent day, and the horizontal slices represent night. These monochromatic grids make this familiar rhythm of life visible, in relief.