The Angela Strassheim exhibition at Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was extended through March 8, 2009
Director’s Tour of Angela Strassheim
February 14, 2009, 3 pm
MMA La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey
The Angela Strassheim exhibition at Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) was extended through March 8, 2009 due to acute public interest in the work of this rising star of contemporary photography. In anticipation of the final three weeks of a very popular exhibition, MMA Executive Director, E. Michael Whittington offers a special Director’s Tour this Saturday, February 14 at 3 pm. He will share information and insights to enhance appreciation of the work. Admission is free.
Angela Strassheim is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, featuring thirty works that span her career. Strassheim’s carefully staged images explore scenes from the life of her family and friends, focusing on the mystery and timelessness of seemingly ordinary events and moments. Formally trained as both an artist and a forensic and biomedical photographer, Strassheim approaches her art with both a complex aesthetic and a scientific rigor. Strassheim’s photographs have been featured in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Day for Night, as well as group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center and Chicago Art Institute.
Marcelle Polednik, Chief Curator, appreciates the multi-layered nature of the photographs. “If you look beneath the surface, they are not what they seem; you will discover archetypal relationships being played out; young women and their awkward sensuality, children and their fantasies, explorations of religious motifs in all their layers of meaning.”
Monterey Museum of Art