Entering a dark room with flickering lighting overhead, the viewer is immediately confronted by a taxidermied mountain lion encased in resin. The rest of the space is filled with various sculptural pieces (by four separate artists) which are awkwardly placed and make it difficult to move around the gallery space. The piece that captures the most attention is a large aquarium brimming with water and aqua-scaped with a segmented welded metal cube in its center. Upon closer inspection, the metal cube contains 7 or 8 electric eels. This tank is rigged up to the central lighting of the gallery, and the power of the eels accounts for all the electricity that cause the flickering of the track lighting above. While the tank is an interesting commentary on power systems and maybe even our current environmental state for that matter, the remainder of the gallery space is filled with uninteresting assemblage sculpture.
Due to the inconsistent eel power, the gallery was too dark to enjoy most of the work, and besides the wonderment of seeing live electric eels, there seemed to be little if any dialogue between the pieces. While the showing had it’s moments the non cohesiveness of the sculptures created a lack luster experience.