BIOkinetic

January 11 through February 9, 1990

The six Chicago sculptors in this exhibition use movement with deadpan, meditative and quirky allusions to human nature and the phenomena of the material world to examine biological principles not often dealt with in the realm of art: respiration, decay, plant growth, and insemination. Beyond the organic references, there are also psychological reverberations characterizing these works – machine as expression of cultural narcissism, the illuminating and meditative aspect of simulated life processes, and the evocation of human presence in environments of sound, light, and motion.