Nina Katchadourian is a woman with a unique form of curiosity. She invites the viewer to join her in her experiments turned art. Some of her works are thought-provoking, like the” Mended spiderweb” series. It is fascinating that the spiders rejected her repairs and removed them from the webs. Others works are light-hearted and clever. The “Genealogy of the Supermarket” comes to mind. Still others are a little silly. “Mystic Shark” actually strikes me as a lot silly. I don’t like that one, but that’s okay because her works are so diverse and interesting.
I use the term works, rather than pieces, in describing her art because most of them do not fall into the traditional ideas that I have of art. Even her sculpture/mixed media is unusual in its content. Somehow, she manages to take ordinary items and experiences and turn them into something interesting and entertaining.