On view March 13 through April 14, 2003
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 15, 5-7 p.m.
The museum’s main galleries
will feature Genetic Self- Portrait, an internationally
acclaimed photographic installation in which New York-based artist
Gary Schneider employs various medical-imaging techniques to depict
his entire physical makeup from the inside out. By making art that
reveals the invisible world of his own cells, chromosomes, and DNA
sequencing, Schneider contributes to the larger discourse that surrounds
the impact of genetics on our daily lives. Aided by doctors and
geneticists, Schneider has created a poetic and highly personal
approach to visualizing the elemental depths of his own identity.
The portrait that emerges is at once singular and universal in its
powerful portrayal of what it means to be human.
Schneider’s work is included in the collections of the Art
Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University
Art Gallery, and the International Center of Photography and has
been reviewed or featured in Artforum, Art on Paper, The New
York Times, and Le Temps, among other publications
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