Opening Reception: Thursday, April 21 | 7 – 10 pm
|Details from the Fecund Series, Mixed Media|
Whitespace is pleased to present “Witch’s Brew” featuring the sculptural and video works of Adrienne Outlaw. Outlaw’s interactive exhibition “Witch’s Brew” sheds light on ethical issues created by the rapid advancement of biotechnology and in particular, the rising trend of DIYers growing biological experiments at home. The Fecund Series speaks to the human desire for progress and the possibility of Frankensteinian horrors. She explores the often contentious debate about science, nature and religion and how that impacts the bioethical dialogue. Working with cutting edge scientists, Outlaw selects videos showing the latest advancements in the field of biophysics and makes her own movies of intimate maternal scenes. She places the videos and objects in anthropomorphic specimen cases so that they can be seen but not touched. Some works are fun, elegant and beautiful; others are marred by the recombination process. Viewers become participants in the work when they peer inside a piece and see their reflection.
Adrienne Outlaw shows in museums, public art collections and exhibitions worldwide. She has shown in twelve museum exhibits including two solos shows. A dozen exhibition catalogs and two art books feature her work. She holds an MLAS from Vanderbilt University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.