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Artificial Selection

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Un-Blink, 2007 Oil on Canvas 24" X 22" © artist
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Odiferous Garlic, 2005 Photograph 22" X 30" © artist
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Prilosec from "What Ails Us: The 100 Most-Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in the Nation", 2008 Oil on Panel 3" X 4" © courtesy Schroeder Romero, NY
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Cross Section 8, 2008 Thrown Porcelain, Medical Silicone, Rubber, Silk 30" X 24" X 3" © artist
Artificial Selection
Curated by: Rhiannon Mercer

516 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
April 24th, 2010 - June 26th, 2010
Opening: April 24th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.516arts.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Albuquerque
EMAIL:  
info@516arts.org
PHONE:  
505-242-1445
OPEN HOURS:  
12:00 - 5:00pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, digital, installation, video-art, conceptual, pop, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

516 ARTS announces Artificial Selection, a group exhibition bringing together art, science, myth and technology. It examines contemporary artists’ responses to the processes of adaptation, mutation and survival when the natural order distinguishing species or machine becomes less distinct. Gene manipulation in plants and animals to enhance or specialize performance or product yield has been a historically long-standing human practice, including the controversial “selective breeding” in humans with the study and practice of eugenics. Yet today, no longer shrugged off as the stuff of science fiction or fantasy, genetic engineering and other advances in technology have offered up the real possibilities of super-humans, “designer” babies, sentient robots and hybrids of any variety of combinations of human-animal-vegetable-machine. Hybrids pervade our mythologies and religions and continue to play an influential role in the way we perceive our capabilities as a creative species. Whether pursuing power, progress or pure experiment, do we fully understand the consequences of artificial selection? The exhibition features local and national artists with work in photography, painting, sculpture, interactive video, ceramics, installation and robotics.

Additional programming in collaboration with UNM ARTS Lab.