Re-examining species hierarchies

“Alive 1.0’’ (fired and painted clay), by Ashwini Bhat, in the show “Origin of the Species,’’ through April 27 at the Lacoste Keane Gallery, in Concord, Mas s.   "The show introduces radical but somehow familiar forms that ask us to re-examine Western assumptions about species hierarchy," Ms. Bhat says, reports ArtScope. "We encounter a bestiary in which traces of the human and traces of the animal linger in imagined bodies on the brink of being born." She tries to encourage viewers to consider whether humans are truly the superior animal or actually more like the rest of the animal kingdom than we might think.

“Alive 1.0’’ (fired and painted clay), by Ashwini Bhat, in the show “Origin of the Species,’’ through April 27 at the Lacoste Keane Gallery, in Concord, Mass.

"The show introduces radical but somehow familiar forms that ask us to re-examine Western assumptions about species hierarchy," Ms. Bhat says, reports ArtScope. "We encounter a bestiary in which traces of the human and traces of the animal linger in imagined bodies on the brink of being born." She tries to encourage viewers to consider whether humans are truly the superior animal or actually more like the rest of the animal kingdom than we might think.