“Defect Fixation” features three themes—anatomy, topography, and botany—each representing nature’s ability to counteract man-made monotony. The works, though made by hand, portray subjects that exist as the result of natural forces, offering a visual respite from mass-produced commodities and a chance for people to reconsider organic forms. Shown in the private gallery at “Casa Mezcal,” a space that acts as a “portal to the rich cultural and culinary traditions of [Oaxaca, Mexico],” the show’s themes of visual diversity, craftsmanship, and nature resonate with the venue’s mission. The southern region of Oaxaca is one of the most biologically diverse areas of Mexico, and is known as one of the leading producers of handmade artisanal goods. “Defect Fixation” acknowledges the relationship—dependency even—between organic form, society’s standards of function and defect, and human fixation, in order to remind viewers of imperfection’s power to intrigue.