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Linnea Glatt and Frances Merritt Thompson

Museum of Art

Architectural sculptor Linnea Glatt and photocollagist Frances Merritt Thompson’s collaboration, Expose, Acknowledge, Reconcile, 1989, consists of two drywall structures that run the length of the gallery, inset with a series of slatted, wooden screens that can be opened by the viewer to reveal backlit transparencies. Two rows of elegant, if not quite comfortable, double-sided plywood chairs run down the center of the installation.

Filling the entire windows, Thompson’s Duratrans photocollages achieve a cinematic presence. They combine such images as a human fetus with a medieval map of the solar system, or a news photo of a riot with diagrams of the constellations. In one, a hand lifts the side of a mountain, exposing a mound of human skeletons, while another presents two grotesquely mummified rodents. One image combines several human fetuses with shots of infant graves the stones of which

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