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Second Nature
4255 Baldwin Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232


April 27th, 2007 - June 2nd, 2007
Opening: 
April 27th, 2007 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Give me a wildness whose glance no civilization can endure--as if we lived on the marrow of koodoos devoured raw.
Henry David Thoreau, in Walking.


Second Nature brings together six artists whose work discuss social, ideological and historical relationships with the Wild.
The term ‘second nature’ comes from Cicero: “We sow corn and plant trees. We fertilize the soil by irrigation. We dam the rivers, to guide them where we will. One may say that we seek with our human hands to create a second nature in the natural world.

The idea for the show was based on a series of questions asked to the artists.
What can be described as wilderness at a time when much of the earth’s land is being annexed by cities? How have we been reinventing the idea of a preserved nature, untouched by the hand of humanity? What does the wilderness evokes to you?.

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