‘Hybridity: The New Frontier’

“Hybridity: The New Frontier” is 21c’s latest group show, an exhibition that’s part of the Arts and Cultural Attractions Council’s 2015 YES! Fest that focuses on the environment. It is a display of hybrids, as in “nature meets technoculture and the new natural is both organic and manufactured.” The videos, paintings, sculpture and photographs have a sense of the “Island of Dr. Moreau” to them, plus the landscapes are not as pastoral as they first look. “During these periods of significant concurrent economic, technological and socio-political change, hybrids embody fear and desire, the known and the unknown,” the exhibition explains. “They and the territories they may inhabit belong to the uncanny, a place eerily alien and familiar at once.”


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‘Hybridity: The New Frontier’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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