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Summation & Absence - curatorial project at BioBat Art Space


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Opening Reception: Friday, May 17, 2019, 7-9PM

“In nature nothing exists alone.”     

-Rachel Carson, from “Silent Spring,” 1962 

The group exhibition at BioBat Art Space features installation work by 6 artists who explore throughout rigorous and long-term research processes unexpected connectivity between science and visual art forms. Ranging from biology to ecology, the exhibition highlights both the difference and the common ground between the artists - their research methods, artistic processes and the resulting diversity in their visual vocabularies. Overall, the artwork in “Summation & Absence” consists of abstracted and tactile sculptural immersive installations where the artists engage with research suggesting that through exploration of the human condition, additions and/or removal of such variants as information, technology, disease and toxins have both great scientific and artistic results. By methodically drawing on the natural world, each installation opens a fresh portal into what is at stake for life on this planet, inviting the viewer to reflect on the beauty and complexity of life within a vulnerable ecosystem.

BIOBAT Art Space

Brooklyn Army Terminal, Building A

140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Earlier Event: May 14
Blackbird Gallery - Grand Opening