Alexis Rockman is talented, dangerous, and nuts. He’s also a diligent researcher with almost too much cerebral curiosity to be a visual artist. He reads. He consults field guides, taxonomies, old travel narratives, and serious books of conceptual science. He collects obscure facts and incorporated them (along with the bold balls, the dead seagull and rattlesnake carcasses, the women's underwear, the images quoted from pop culture and art history, and other physical and representational artifacts) into his creations.