Sphere of Influence, 2017, installed in the gallery’s first room, perfectly captured the themes broached by this exhibition. The work is a photographic print of a fertilized egg, taken from a scientific publication, in which the artist has intervened with cotton threads as if the photo were a canvas. The threads surround and outline the image, then, soft and light, cascade outside the frame. If one did not know what the picture was of, the enlarged egg might seem like a distant and mysterious planetary system, made up of celestial bodies growing within one another. Sphere of Influence hints at the origin of life and its endless possibilities, and, like birth, the incommensurability of the universe. All of the works in the show allude to the delicate balance of life, touch, and transformation, and, ultimately, the cyclical nature of everything. Near Sphere of Influence, the artist
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