Gallery Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
or by appointment


Curator:
Michele L'Heureux
mlheur@brandeis.edu
781-736-8102

Embedded Legacies


Lydia Kann Nettler

October 4, 2012 - January 11, 2013

View images of the exhibition. See the postcard and poster. Read the gallery guide.

Lydia Kann Nettler

Lydia Kann Nettler creates environments made of paper and paper products. Her site-specific installations of sculptural and charcoal-drawn forest scenes include collaged prose that explores the impact of being the child of a Holocaust survivor, single parenthood, mental illness, and poverty.  Nettler's black and white installations surround the viewer, creating a haunting and mysterious environmenLydia Kann Nettlert that speaks to the intensity of these themes. Tree to paper to story is a natural progression which comes full circle as Nettler's story is grafted back onto her paper trees.

Nettler has exhibited her installations widely in New England and has created several public art projects. She also writes fiction under the name Lydia Kann and works as a therapist.

EVENTS

Opening Reception
Thursday, October 4
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Experience InterPlay
Sunday, November 18 from 2-4 p.m.
Come experience an improvisational movement and sound event based on the "Embedded Legacies" exhibition. Experienced InterPlay facilitators will lead the session, and attendees are welcome to participate or watch. Musical accompaniment on crystal singing bowls.

Writing Women's Lives: Memories and Connections
Tuesday, November 27 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Artist Lydia Kann Nettler and WSRC scholars Mary Berg, Ann Caldwell, Paula Doress-Worters, Louise Lopman, and Frinde Maher will read excerpts from their writing as it relates to the themes explored in the "Embedded Legacies" exhibition.

A Conversation About Women and Trees
Thursday, November 29 from 3-4 p.m.
Did you know that Indian culture abounds with goddesses, some of which are thought of as voluptuous tree spirits? The connections between trees and women are broad and deep. Join WSRC Scholar and cultural historian Elinor Gadon and curator Michele L'Heureux for a casual conversation about trees and their various connections to women and women's lives. Bring your own images and stories about trees to share--whether from your research, your personal life, or the media.

I Don't Remember: new poems about what I've been trying to forget
Thursday, December 6 from 4-5 p.m.
Poet, activist, mixed media artists, and WSRC Scholar Susan Eisenberg will read from a new body of work in the gallery.