I am writing to invite you to a private viewing this Sunday, 10am-2pm, of our new exhibition, A Discourse on Plants, featuring drawing, photography, sculpture, installation and painting by 34 contemporary artists. The exhibition showcases the regal, pervasive, and occasionally ominous plant life confronted in contemporary art. Presenting depictions ranging from the cultivated and domestic to what Werner Herzog memorably described as “the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder,” the exhibition demonstrates the ways in which plants function as markers, metaphors and subjects of an anthropocentric world.
The exhibition includes a monumental new sculpture by John O’Reilly, a work in neon by Soledad Arias made for the exhibition, an extraordinary new panoramic digital collage by Scott McFarland and a new installation with plants and fluorescent lights by Alejandro Almanza Pereda, among many other works which together have transformed the gallery into a virtual arboretum.
The participating artists are Darren Almond, Soledad Arias, Wolfgang Ellenrieder, Atsushi Fukui, Micah Ganske, April Gornik, Jeff Grant, Jefferson Hayman, Judith Hoffman, Katie Holten, Naomi Safran-Hon, Naoki Koide, Tanya Marcuse, Didier Massard, Scott McFarland, Jason Middlebrook, Richard Mosse, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Vik Muniz, David Nash, John O’Reilly, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Rona Pondick, Jon Robson, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Shen Shaomin, Jennifer Steinkamp, Katy Stone, Paul Swenbeck, Steve Tobin, Daniel Traub, Phoebe Washburn, Sterling Wells, and Yi Zhou.
You may view the full press release here. Please RSVP for Sunday’s event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,