|Mary-Kay Lombino's Unnaturally, 2003|
A reemerging, popular trend in contemporary art of the 21st century, mans’ struggle to understand and define the natural world themes the IndependentCurators International exhibition book, Unnaturally. Independent Curators International is a New York based organization committed to spreading recent artistic developments internationally through traveling exhibitions. In her exhibition essay Mary-Kay Lombino, curator of Unnaturally, navigates the reader through the exhibition by artist, individually exploring the connection between the creator and his or her perception of the natural world. Besides the obvious commentary on Earth’s dwindling natural resources, annihilated eco-systems, and increasing endangered species, Unnaturally delves more into mans’ cultural associations with nature. Mary-Kay Lombino raises questions over the rising ambiguity between the truly natural and modern, man-made replicas of the environment.