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Release: March 4, 1999

Photographs by Karin Appollonia Mueller will be on view at UI Museum of Art

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Fallen Angels: Photographs by Karin Appollonia Mueller" will be on view at the University of Iowa Museum of Art from Saturday, March 13 through Sunday, May 16 in the museum's Works On Paper gallery.

Mueller's series of color photographs of Los Angeles concentrate on what she describes as the backyard of America's second largest city. This exhibition of more than 20 photographs depicts industrial zones, thruways and streets, and other forgotten stretches of aborted development often associated with this city.

Born in Heidelberg Germany in 1963, Mueller studied design, film and photography at the University GHS Essen and has since been appointed to the German Society for Photography.

She has received Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD -- German academic exchange service) fellowships for work in Los Angeles and American Samoa and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Price Emma Award for female journalism, the Award of Kodak European Panorama, Arles, and an Oscar Barnack Award, among others.

Mueller commented, "In my project 'Fallen Angels,' I give testimony to my own perspective of a world which produces a state of constant exile. . . . Los Angeles, a growing region of local

city-states intersected by one of the world's most elaborate transportation infrastructures, is the ideal place to realize this project. It is a constructed passage in the middle of an enormous desert. Nobody is native. Few things remain indigenous."

Solo exhibitions of Mueller's work have been on view at the Photography Event in Arles, France and at galleries in Berlin, Hamburg and Amsterdam.

The photographs on exhibition in "Fallen Angels: Photographs by Karin Appollonia Mueller" were completed between 1995 and 1996 and were loaned by the Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles.

The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots across from the museum on Riverside Drive, and adjacent to the UI Alumni Center, which is just north of the museum.