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Bloom

Thea Haines and Uta Riccius

Curated By: Kearon Roy Taylor

October 24 - November 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 14

BLOOM is a Wunderkammer of industrial ecology — explorations into locally-derived textile dyeing and shells of fauna cast from consumer packaging call us to reevaluate our relationship to the manufactured. Thea Haines and Uta Riccius trace obverse paths that examine industry as both embodied craft and geological force. Their systematic taxonomy of production and consumption converges on a rich ecology that catalogues the phylogeny of mass-produced objects and asks: Can bring our habits and desires back down to earth and realize an economy that is not decoupled from ecology, or are we going to be identified by the mountains of excess we have left behind?