Saturday, January 03, 2009

January 7 Laura Fritz at The New American Art Union

Laura Fritz makes sculpture and installation with the feeling of an enigmatic science experiment. If you have worked in science, you know that is often how real experiments feel. While Susan Robb's take on science is playful, Fritz adds a layer of unease for the viewer, paralleling the sometimes profoundly disturbing directions research takes, but once something has been thought, it cannot be unthought. Taping societal unease with science has a long history - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the conflicts among the scientists who developed the bomb, reprised in Dr. Atomic, the political entanglements of the Critical Art Ensemble; many more will follow as science unfolds worldwide. See Fritz' science experiments. At New American Art Union 922 SE Ankeny 6PM-9