February 22 - May 23, 2020
In Disquieted Beauty, Jo Ann Fleischhauer presents new work that creatively explores the definition and possibilities of language and communication. Her installation will engage the viewer through fabricated objects and scents informed by scientific studies associated with the neotropical orchid bee’s ability to make complex perfumes for mating and communication.
Fleischhauer seeks answers to a multitude of questions surrounding language: “Could different smells be considered characters in an alphabet? Could combinations and layers of fragrance be phrases, sentences, conversation, and therefore language? If we see language as a defining characteristic of evolutionary advancement, how do we look at the question of different forms of language in relation to human and animal cognition?”
The 2020 Cell Series is generously supported by the McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, with additional funding from Susie & Joe Clack, Jenny & Rob Dupree, Jon Rex Jones, Amy & Patrick Kelly, Moody Foundation, and Kathy Webster in memory of Charles H. Webster.
Opening: February 22, 2020 | 5–7 pm
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201 S. Second
Albany, 76430 TX