January 14—February 20, 2010
Rhode Island-based artist Kim Salerno creates an immersive environment with a series of elegantly cut-paper sculptures that mimic sea creatures and other biological forms bordering on extinction. Pattern-covered paper panels and fibrous forms fill the space–her suspended structures ascend and descend into space, allowing viewers to navigate through, under, and around a cluster of biomorphic forms. Salerno’s whimsical yet vulnerable installation speaks to the fragility of our ecosystems. Highly influenced by the structural language of biology, architecture, and the decorative arts, Salerno’s projects often attempt to blur the lines between high art and craft while addressing our ever-changing environment.