Friday, March 14, 2008
"The Octagon Room," Mark Dion, 2008
I know this is late notice, but if you get a chance, go check out Mark Dion's "Octagon Room" (pictured above) installation at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. Tomorrow is your last chance (it closes on March 16th), but it is well worth a visit if you can fit it in. Dion deals with taxonomies, "natural history", and humankind's relationship with nature in visually intriguing ways, often through the evocative clutter of historical and accumulated objects; he is one of my favorite contemporary artists. You might want to check out his Flickr presence as well.