[from Oregon ArtsWatch, May 2019]

“…a kind of one-person museum of humankind, couched in the assumptions and display techniques of an emerging optimistic scientific age, when progress was assumed, and assumed to be good … [this] …“contemporary take” brings a feeling of foreboding at odds with the optimism of the exhibition’s scientific-display predecessors. Rather than celebrating humankind’s growing knowledge and triumph over the obstacles of nature, or the sort of fictional symbiosis between man and evolved beast … “Carrera … suggests a growing malaise with the long-term effects of the human touch: species disappearing, habitats degraded, conquerors gradually sensing that it is they, perhaps, who have become the conquered.”