Saltonstall presents Adapting Conditions, a brand new site-specific installation by alumna Lorrie Fredette (’14) at the Cherry Artspace in Ithaca, NY.
Opening: Friday, October 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Exhibition dates & location
Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays: October 5 – 7 | October 12 – 14 | October 19 – 21, 2018
Hours: 5:00 – 8:00pm (sound recording repeats every 60 minutes)
Location: the Cherry Artspace
Adapting Conditions: artist statement
The surprise. The attraction. The delight. The admiration. The sense of questioning. To visit Adapting Conditions is to engage in a process of curiosity and wonder.
The installation is a confluence of nature and biology. Nature itself has no intentions where humans are concerned, neither benign nor malicious. Its drive is amoral.
I research and consider scientific predictions about the future, as our changing climate brings humans and nature into contact in ways unknown in our history.
My sculptural installations are informed by the way humans and nature intersect at the micro level. Without scientific training, I am powerless to assess the implications of what I see under the microscope as I meticulously record the minuscule shifts of biological physical fortunes within our cells as images and drawings. I coax these images into dimensional shapes, gathering them into unsystematic clusters that form new organisms, like so much in nature, remains to be discovered.