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Manifest Destiny Catalog

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Andra Samelson: Cosmologies is on view July 20 – November 3, 2013. Using both celestial and Buddhist imagery in her work, Andra Samelson explores the inseparability of the physical and spiritual aspects of the universe. Working with paint, pins, and paper dots, she creates ephemeral constellations in her large-scale wall drawings and paintings. Her floor installations are interactive. Their continuously changing reflections offer metaphorical experience of connection with the cosmos. The exhibition also includes Samelson's recent prints and works on paper.

This 24-page catalogue includes an introduction by LUMA Director Pamela Ambrose, an essay by Lilly Wei, 15 illustrations, the artist's selected biography, and an exhibition checklist.

Andra Samelson is originally from Denver, Colorado, and currently lives and works in both New York City and Delhi, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College and is a recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.

Lilly Wei is a New York-based independent curator and critic who has contributed to many publications in the United States and abroad. She has written regularly for Art in America since 1982 and is a contributing editor at ARTnews and Art Asia Pacific. Wei received her M.A. in art history from Columbia University, New York, NY.