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BodyScapes & CounterPoints: The Prints of Beej Nierengarten-Smith

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BodyScapes & CounterPoints: Prints by Beej Nierengarten-Smith

by Susan M. Brown

with contributions by Lynette L. Pohlman and Beej Nierengarten-Smith

Paperback, 2009

56 pages, 62 color images, 9 x 8 inches


The prints of Beej Nierengarten-Smith challenge us to see the world differently. With a personal iconography that is intimately connected to her travels, her passions, her cultural observations and social convictions, Beej creates one-of-a-kind images by combining traditional printing techniques with modern technology. Her thematic series of images—ranging from hot air balloons and the Incas in Peru to the Arabian Nights and Carmen Miranda—can be appreciated for the luxuriant patterns, sensuous forms and shimmering surfaces. 

This catalogue was published for the exhibition BodyScapes & CounterPoints: Prints by Beej Nierengarten-Smith (January 12 through May 12, 2009), presented by the Christian Petersen Art Museum, University Museums at Iowa State University.

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