© Marion Mettler. Ancestral Palimpsest No. 11. Mixed Water Media. 32"H x 26"W

Spa Velia Art Gallery is pleased to present Marion Mettler: Ancestral Palimpsests. The solo exhibit will feature a series of nonobjective works from La Jolla artist Marion Mettler.

"Ancestral Palimpsests" reflects a convergence of several ideas about past and present, history, ancestors, and the genetic code that links all human beings. The series makes use of the DNA letters "A", "C", "G" and "T" to represent language and inheritance. The distressed linear markings and collage layers on the pieces are part of their reflection of the ancient palimpsests of time and history that precede all of us.

Marion has been drawing and painting most of her life and has taken numerous art classes and workshops from various teachers in the last two decades. She received a B.A. degree in English (Writing, Art Minor) and a M.A. degree in English Literature. She is a member of several art associations in San Diego.

Exhibition Dates: September 28 - January 7, 2011