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Kal Spelletich: Cosmicism and Contemporary Forestry from Northern California

Jack Hanley Gallery
136 Watts Street, 646-918-6824
Tribeca / Downtown
August 5 - August 28, 2010
Reception: Thursday, August 5, 6 - 9 PM
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Jack Hanley Gallery presents an exhibition by Kal Spelletich, Cosmicism and Contemporary Forestry from Northern California. said characters in next generations. (b.) a synthesis of nature and technology (c.) to produce an anomaly. 2. Deviant transmogrification. (a.) post nature. (b.) new species struggling for life. (c.) an unholy marriage. 3. The Paradox of Technology. (a.) It could save us. Can it save us? (b.) It is killing us.

1. A bio-engineered permutation. 
    (a.) a deliberate attempt to cross two parents with desirable characteristics and incorporate

Spelletich’s Comicism and Contemporary Forestry from Northern California includes an actual 20 foot Monterey Pine tree robot covered with traditional healing herbs, photographs of 360’ tall, 2000 year old Redwoods and Sequoias, Monterey Pines Pinus radiata (family Pinaceae) and Royal Palm trees (roystonea) and a machine/tree BB-Q designed to feed the masses.

Kal Spelletich received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. Spelletich helped found SEEMEN, a collective of individuals who enjoy building extreme machines and robots that they allow their audience to operate. He is a notorious guerilla gardener and activist. He has also worked with the legendary machine performance art group, Survival Research Laboratories.
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