Free Parking: Michael B. Platt + Carol A. Beane

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20016

Michael Platt and Carol Beane will discuss their collaborative process of exploring non-Western aesthetics, imagery, and verse. Carol will read from some of her poems, while Platt will discuss his multi-layered digital images derived from explorations of aboriginal Australian culture. Free and open to all, please RSVP at

Standing at the foot of Australia’s sacred sandstone monolith known as Uluru, Michael B. Platt and Carol A. Beane envisioned a world invisible to many others. The world is at once primordial and imminent, spiritual and mortal. This exhibition is a collaborative offering from one of Washington’s most prolific pairs; an offering of visibility from one world into another. Inspired by the ancestral stories told by the indigenous keepers of Australia’s most sacred grounds, Platt and Beane fuse poetic image with word. The union culminates in an aesthetic experience of the human spirit that that transcends time, place, and identity. Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art, on view January 26-March 17, 2019

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