"Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?" by Dorothy Anderson Wasserman: Exhibition Opening

04 May
  • [PAST] May 4th, 2023
  • 4-8pm
  • 110 3RD AVE S Seattle
  • Exhibition Opening

When looking at the beginning of our universe from the time of the big bang, theoretical physicists allow themselves to ponder the unanswerable question of why life exists in the first place. Why is there something rather than nothing?

Artist Dorothy Anderson Wasserman‘s photo collages are informed by ideas like this, concerning the nature of existence from a non-scientific, philosophical point of view. Questions about time, dimensions, gravity, and entanglement have helped fabricate the imagined spaces where these narratives take place. The thin veil between her inner experience and outer life is explored by having seemingly unrelated images commingle to create new connections and relationships. Photo collage is an agile vehicle for this kind of inner storytelling.

The collages are exclusively made from Wasserman’s own photographs, which are assembled by hand using scissors and glue. In this exhibition she presents only original work, with archival pigment prints on rag paper available as open editions.

"Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?" will be on display at Gallery 110 from May 4 – 27, 2023. Gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 5pm and by appointment. Please join us for the First Thursday Art Walk on May 4 from 4-8pm.

Gallery 110

  • 110 3rd Ave S Seattle, WA
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