Abiogenesis

Opening Reception Thursday, January 10th
5 – 7pm

Wilensky Gallery
173 10th Ave
New York, New York 10011

Ongoing through March 9th. Evan D’Arpino’s latest exhibition, Abiogenesis, presents a series of photographs exploring how we define life using an unexpected subject matter: crystals. Inspired by the possible cellular origin of recently discovered “giant viruses,” D’Arpino uses these crystal specimens to evoke phenomena that complicate our understanding of life. Though nonliving, the crystal’s ability to grow, respond to environmental stimuli, and reach an equilibrium demonstrates characteristics of biologic organisms. As the subject of this series, the specimens are used to allude to systems such as viruses and artificial intelligence, which suggest ambiguous boundaries. Abiogenesis will be displayed at Wilensky Fine Mineral Gallery, alongside fine mineral specimens. This collaboration will allow viewers to engage with the subject of D’Arpino’s work, while creating a multifaceted experience. (more info)