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Pratt Manhattan Gallery Presents See Yourself E(x)ist, a Group Show on the Future of Humans and Nature

See Yourself E(x)ist presents incidences of human interaction — with animals, insects, leaves, trees, earth, and time — that yield extraordinary artifacts, engineered forms of hope, and objects of power.

Fantich & Young, “Apex Predator | Darwinian Voodoo Series, Alpha Tote” (2014), thorax and pelvis anatomical bones, human hair, teeth dentures, 16 x 14 x 16 inches (left); Lanzavecchia + Wai, “Metamorfosi Vegetali” (2014), photo of 3-D printed finger prosthesis. Photo by Davide Farbegoli (right)

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents See Yourself E(x)ist, an exhibition that looks at the future of humans and nature — at our poetic and futile attempts at agency, and our absurd productive efforts to control. The show is curated by Madeline Schwartzman, author of See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception and See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded.

See Yourself E(x)ist presents incidences of human interaction — with animals, insects, leaves, trees, earth, and time — that yield extraordinary artifacts, engineered forms of hope, and objects of power. They’ve taken the form of robots, videos, paintings, sculptures, and interactive objects. The art acknowledges the elegance of futility, the strangeness of attempts at permanence, and the absurdity of technological advances.

See Yourself E(x)ist features work from eighteen artists including painters, jewelry designers, mixed media, and installation artists that address our human future in nature and our inevitable transformation, evolution, and decay.

Artists and designers include: Nobumichi Asai, Alan Berliner, Michael Candy, Fantich & Young, Kathryn Fleming, Gijs Gieskes, Lee Griggs, Ann Hamilton, Dorry Hsu, John Jerard, Lanzavecchia + Wai, Lorenzo Oggiano, Jaime Pitarch, Andrew Quitmeyer, Madeline Schwartzman, and Allan Wexler.

Events

Opening reception, Thursday, December 7, 6-8pm.

For more information, please visit pratt.edu/exhibitions.

See Yourself E(x)ist continues at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (144 West 14th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY) through February 17, 2018.

The Pratt Manhattan Gallery is open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, and Thursday until 8pm. The gallery will be closed from December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018. Exhibition and events are free and open to the public.