September 20, 2002 - December 20, 2002

Assemblage and Ritual: The Work of Tatana Kellner - A Mid-Career Retrospective opened during Curtain Up!, September 20, 2002, with a reception for the artist and public from 5:30p.m. to 12a.m. and runs through December 20, 2002. The exhibition has been guest curated by Anne Ellegood, Associate Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York and will occupy all nine of CEPA's gallery spaces. The exhibition will cover in detail and bring together for the first time the large format photo-based constructions, works on paper, ceramics, fabric and organic art pieces, and artist books, Ms. Kellner has been creating over the past three decades.

Tatanya Kellner, co-founder of Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York immigrated to the United States from the Czech Republic in 1969. The majority of Ms. Kellner’s large format, photo-based works and artist books are created around issues of remembrance and loss. A Holocaust survivor and individual who has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, Tatanya Kellner is sensitive to and intimately familiar with loss through historic tragedies. She received her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1974 and has been actively producing critically acclaimed works for the past 28 years. Requiem for September 11th is indicative of the type of impassioned work Ms. Kellner produces. This truly unique public display honors and remembers those pictured with the utmost of respect and dignity for their personal sacrifice and the nation’s unified loss.