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Texas Contemporary Artists Series: Leigh Anne Lester

Leigh Anne Lester's works address the place between the genesis of genetic modification and its aftereffects. Genetic modification offers humans the means to change the composition of species from the microscopic level to the macroscopic system. Lester wants the viewer to consider all the possible outcomes of introducing new species, from upsetting the natural balance, to successfully creating new species.

 
 

About the Exhibit:

Texas Contemporary Artists Series: Leigh Anne Lester

July 18, 2009 - October 25, 2009

Leigh Anne Lester's works address the place between the genesis of genetic modification and its aftereffects. Genetic modification offers humans the means to change the composition of species from the microscopic level to the macroscopic system. Lester wants the viewer to consider all the possible outcomes of introducing new species, from upsetting the natural balance, to successfully creating new species.
 
Lester's drawings are composed of multiple layers of semi-transparent Mylar with a historical botanical drawn or cut on each layer. Sculpturally, Lester presents Johnson Grass created from hand-sewn clear plastic vinyl. Displayed in three islands, the arrangement implies the propagation of an invasive species.
 
Originally from Shreveport, La., Lester moved to San Antonio in 1989 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1993.

 

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