Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Join us Saturday for artwalk, 7-9 pm
Anna Wetzel is a Seattle based artist, born in Kansas City, Missouri. Influenced by living in two originally industrial cities positioned within vast wilderness, her work often explores the ways societies define themselves and work through existential neuroses in relation to the surrounding landscape and wildlife.
Through a new series of self portraits, Anna Wetzel constructs an identity of power based on domestication of the supernatural animals in our midst. When coaxed into submission, these wild creatures become fanciful pets and objects for personal adornment, paraded triumphantly by their bearer as a picture of companionship turned into risky captivity.