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Public Works: Carl Cheng: Organic Laboratory Museum, John Doe Co.

Main Gallery Oct 9–Dec 20, 1998

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Public Works: Carl Cheng: Organic Laboratory Museum, John Doe Co.
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Organic Laboratory Museum, John Doe Co., 1998, Installation view

Organic Laboratory Museum, created by Santa Monica artist Carl Cheng (John Doe Co.), is an experimental museum of research into organic materials, natural phenomena, and human nature. Its meditative, sanctuary-like environments rely upon the site’s natural character to encourage the viewer’s subjective experience of elemental forces–sound, light, space, gravity, and physics. For his installation at the Santa Monica Museum, Cheng created a controlled greenhouse environment that displayed his long-term investigations, working models, and processes.