Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design

Anno Domini presents...

Kunst und Wunderkammer
a new series by Peter St. Lawrence


Peter St. Lawrence

“Wunderkammer” were cabinets of curiosity, encyclopedic collections of objects that modern science would categorize as involving natural history, geology, ethnography, archaeology, religious or historical relics, works of art, and antiquities. They were the precursors to modern museums. It has been said that there are three types of items that are indispensable in forming a “kunstkammer” (or memory theater): sculptures and paintings (often religious), “curious items”, and relics of “strange and curious animals.” The juxtaposition of such diverse objects encouraged comparisons, finding analogies and parallels and favored the cultural change from a world viewed as static to a dynamic view of endlessly transforming natural history and historical perspective. My new work, with saints and superheroes hanging from the ceiling and specimens heaped together under glass domes alongside found objects displayed as collections of obsolescence, it is nothing short of a wunderkammer. ~Peter St. Lawrence

Artist's Reception: First Friday, May 1, 2009
8pm til late, free and open to the public
Music by Nadia Shihab — Nadia uses violin improvisation, delay and repetition to create lush soundscapes.

Exhibit on view thru May 30, 2009 A.D.

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San Jose, CA 95113
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