The Leaf and the Page
Through their objects, these eleven contemporary artists explore plants as conduits between humanity and the natural world. This exhibition considers the connection between the historic canon of botanical images (the visual vocabulary of leaves, spines, stems, flowers, trunks, branches, and roots), the plant as specimen, and contemporary practices that imbue the subject with emotive and narrative qualities. This canon is best defined as art that depicts a plant subject in a way that is both scientifically accurate and aesthetically pleasing, Some artists employ traditional approaches and materials--print, drawing, painting--while others replicate botanical plasticity in a range of materials from paper to clay to industrial metal.
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