April 24 – June 26, 2010
Artificial Selection is a group exhibition bringing together art, science, myth and technology to examine the processes of adaptation, mutation and survival when the natural order distinguishing species or machine becomes less distinct. Hybrids pervade our mythologies and religions and continue to play an influential role in the way we perceive our capabilities as a creative species. The exhibition raises questions about the consequences of the process of artificial selection. Curated by Rhiannon Mercer of 516 ARTS, it features 18 artists from New Mexico and across the United States.
Krista Birnbaum • Steve Budington • Christine Chin • Robert Dohrmann • Travis J. Farnsworth • Sarah Hearn • Laurie Hogin • Simon Mehalek • Stephanie Metz • Adrienne Outlaw • Andrea Polli • Alison Petty Ragguette • Gil Scullion • Luke Shaw • John Stephenson • Brad Story • Heidi Taillefer • Adrianne Wortzel