Combining issues around utopia, environmentalism, and contamination, Kim Holleman will be exhibiting some of her micro-environments at Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn, opening this Friday. Working with vintage scientific beakers and bottles, Kim’s “faux-scientific archive” presents us with miniaturized landscapes that comment on mankind’s chemical footprint, but show that truly defiant biology will grow almost anywhere. “Think ships in a bottle, 2.0,” she says, alluding to the process that the contents of these beakers are not simply put in place, but are grown over time, and therefore create their own stasis and aesthetic.
Front Room Gallery
147 Roebling Street, Brooklyn
Opening: Friday, January 20, 7 – 9 PM
Exhibition: January 20 – February 19, 2012