Patricia Piccinini, Australian representative at the 2003 Venice Biennale, exhibits sculptures, photographs, drawings, and video in Nature's Little Helpers, her first solo show in the United States. Piccinini invents ecosystems of life-sized silicone sculptures, where forms morph and blend as man meets animal and machine. Touched up with leather and human hair, these inhabitants are the adorably vulnerable and horribly flawed results of human experimentation gone awry. Existing within our world of mapped-out genomes and cloned sheep, Piccinini's abstract forms offer a visually captivating study of the unimaginable consequences of our science, leaving one to wonder: will we be able to contain the creatures of this new frontier? (LK) from flavorpill.
Robert Miller Gallery
Note: There is a reception for Nature's Little Helpers on Fri 10.28 (6-8pm).
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