Particula Obscura

The urge to gather, sort, store and label things goes way back in human history. By the 17th-century, European scholars and aristocrats were codifying their collections into “wunderkammern,” chambers of curiosity. Minneapolis artist Jody Williams is updating that tradition in “Particula Obscura,” her “cryptic installation” of carefully sorted, bottled, and arranged seeds, sand and objects plucked from the world around her. Displayed in glass jars or vials, on shelves and tables, her collections allude to ancient categories of knowledge and ways of defining states of being: Dust, Earth and Air, Flora and Fauna. Mary Abbe

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Date: Ended 05/24/14