The Nook Gallery Presents: Bio-Cultures
808 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
Sunday, November 10 at 2:30 PM 5:00 PM
Ends Jan 9, 2020
In the midst of the climate emergency, we yearn to go beyond the nature-culture divide by proposing an alternative: we seek to become a culture of bioremediating organisms. The Nook Gallery presents multimedia sculpture and digital artworks of woven textile, dirt, plantlife, and electric current responding to the profound impact of microorganisms on macro-scales, inspired by a culture of bioremediation, which are organisms that self-recycle, as an invitation to exercise our possibility to act as remediators instead of exploiters. Vacuoles, a video by Maru Garcia, projects cellular images of plants that naturally absorb lead as a natural waste-containment system, initiating solutions for lead-contaminated properties. Woven Sculptures titled Systemmare, by Emma Akmakdijan, repurpose material run-off from pollution, combining ancestral weaving patterns with found industrial materials, such as commercial fishing rope to present a web of life. Destroying to deplete nature through synthetic processes that take up finite resources for financial interest has reached its terminal end. The Nook Gallery celebrates a culture of change through a new generation of artists vis-à-vis artworks that are fluidly industrious bio-saving supercells. Curated by Maru Garcia and Richelle Gribble. Image credit: Kaitlyn Bryson, Recordando los pasados futuros, (2018), Remediation pillow made with P. Ostreatus installed at septic tank drainage to target E. Coli.