Natale Adgnot ”Mineral Siblings”

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poster for Natale Adgnot ”Mineral Siblings”
[image: Natale Adgnot "Polymorphs (Diamond and Graphite)" (2016) Acrylic, acrylic transfer on linen 910x730 mm]

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“Mineral Siblings” is a series inspired by the similarities and the differences between human siblings and their mineral counterparts. Taking a page from the science of mineralogy, Natale Adgnot creates paintings and drawings that show related minerals together, like children in a family portrait. Strikingly different minerals such as diamond and graphite can sometimes be polymorphs – that is, two forms of the very same chemical compound. Like blood brothers and sisters, despite their shared origins, they are virtually unrelated. Other works in the series focus on mineral twinning – a natural phenomenon that occurs when distinct crystals form in aggregates that look like conjoined twins. They are analogous to brothers and sisters who don’t fall far from the tree (or from each other). The show will also introduce Genetic Markers. Part and parcel of the “Mineral Siblings” series, these small works give form to thoughts on what it means to be part of a family. Biological evidence of kinship such as hair, cells and fingerprints are woven into sketches that address the human experience of being a child, a sibling, a parent.

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from 3月 24, 2017 to 3月 31, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-03-24 from 17:00 to 21:00

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Natale Adgnot

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