Christopher Adams: natural selection

Christopher Adams. Natural Selection. Installation view, 2011

Natural Selection
Hosfelt Gallery, New York
23 June - 29 July
from the blurb —

Adams' art considers the concept in biological speciation called adaptive radiation, in which a pioneering organism enters a relatively untapped environment, reproducing profusely while differentiating rapidly and extensively.  At the same time, the organism never departs too dramatically from the original form.
Each of Adams' pieces starts with a common structure and evolves into an ornate form.  Some are broad and brightly-colored, others are mottled and shrunken or morphologically reduced.  Some appear floral, others cephalopodal, and others have no identifiable counterpart in nature.
Christopher Adams has a degree in organismic and evolutionary biology.

Stephanie Whiteart