Renee Adams
Under Fragile Skies

March 1 – April 1, 2007

Opening Reception: 5-8pm
First Thursday, March 1, 2007

Under Fragile Skies is a collection of new botanically inspired, mixed media sculptures by Renee Adams. These delicate and alluring works depict hybrid plant and animal organisms appropriated from the eccentric drawings of 19th century biologist Ernst Haeckel. Displayed beneath glass domes, the sculptures become hermetic specimens, quarantined and of unknown origin.

Much of Adams’ recent works question ideals of beauty using botanical motifs. Furthering this exploration, Under Fragile Skies considers our manipulation of nature and our selves for our own pleasure and gain. Through their meticulous detail, these works mirror the way we preen, fluff and fuss over ourselves. In this sense the works become vacuous reflections of our own vanity, at once enticing and offensive.

Renee Adams lives in Thorp, Washington and works as an arts programmer at Gallery One Visual Arts Center. She has taught art both in her local community and at Central Washington University, where she obtained her MFA in sculpture. Recently, Adams has been flirting with the dangerous world of public art.

Hours: Noon-5pm Friday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Next Exhibition:

Tussle in Shorthand


False Spring (detail) – 2006 steel, wood, copper,
acrylic glass, mixed-media 8.5x5x6 feet