An exhibition called “The Sum of Their Parts” is running at the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, in Asbury Park, through February 24, 2012.

Art History is full of composite creatures – the Chimera, the Sphinx, the Griffins, Pan, the Minotaur, the Mermaid, Pegasus, Medusa, the Satyr, the Centaur, — the list goes on and on. The idea of these creatures from mythology and fantasy has rapidly become more plausible with advancements in genetic engineering. This show investigates how artists today interpret and address the idea of creatures that are the sum of some quite different parts.

Artists included in this show are Jean Pierre Arboleda, Kate Clark, Katie Hoffman, Angie Mason, Inna Rasumova, Jack Thompson, and Kelly Vetter.

A recent article about SICA in The New York Times: www.nytimes.com

SICA’s website: www.sica.org