Micheline Klagsbrun “ Atlas Beatles Tree”
Atlas Beatles Tree
67 x 21
Mixed Media Hanging
Micheline Klagsbrun studied in Paris with Alfredo Echeverria and at the Corcoran with Bill Newman and Gene Davis. She has exhibited widely, and is in private collections nationally as well as in Europe and the Middle East. Recent solo and group exhibits in Washington D.C. include Arena Stage, gallery plan b, Studio Gallery, Exhibit9 Gallery, the Embassies of Finland and Venezuela, Smith Center for the Healing Arts, Covington and Burling, Adah Rose Gallery, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art; elsewhere, Macy Gallery (New York City), William Ris Gallery (Cape May NJ), Aswan, Egypt and Delhi, India. She will show at the Katzen Museum at American University in 2015.
For many years she co-chaired the Forum for the Psychoanalytic Study of Film, edited the journal “Projections” and was a mentor at the Corcoran School of Art.
She is co-founder and President of CrossCurrents Foundation (founded in 2006) which as part of its mission sponsors art to promote social justice and to heighten public engagement with key social issues.
“I have always been fascinated by the parallels that can be found between cultures widely separated by time and geography. In 2008 I was invited to exhibit at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington DC. The result was MIRAR/MIRROR: An Exchange of Gazes , a solo show for which I spent a year exploring the indigenous myths of the Amazon, discovering stories - of magical rebirth, cosmic reptiles, the floods of chaos and creation - that paralleled those of the Greek classics. In 2017 for REMAINS TO BE SEEN, a solo exhibition in Telluride Colorado, my research into the beliefs and spiritual practice of the Utes (Nuche), native to the Colorado area,
found similar commonalities with Ovidian ideas and narratives.”