Acting as traveler, historian, scientist, and artist, Mark Dion has pioneered an influential model of artistic practice that involves research, collaboration, and fieldwork; his process-based work in sculpture, installation, drawing, and public art investigates the construction and display of knowledge about the natural world.
The first U.S. survey of the internationally recognized artist, Mark Dion spans the past 25 years. This survey exhibition brings together many of the artist’s most significant works, combining a series of single-room installations with large gallery presentations of sculpture, drawing, and photography, as well as models of major public artworks. Informed by a deep knowledge of history and contemporary issues, these diverse projects illuminate the wondrous, absurd, and macabre outcomes that occur when the natural and cultural worlds collide.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website