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Plant Parallels (Sept 4 – Oct 2)

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September 4 @ 12:00 pm - October 2 @ 4:00 pm

* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 12pm - 4pm / Fridays - 12 - 6pm

“One of our responsibilities as human people is to find ways to enter into reciprocity with the more-than-human world. We can do it through gratitude, through ceremony, through land stewardship, science, art, and in everyday acts of practical reverence.”

 – Robin Wall Kimmerer

 

Upon entering this exhibition, visitors are invited to consider their own relationship with the natural world. Through the use of a variety of flora, each of these works is exploring ways of meaning making that are in alignment with nature.

 

The choice to use plants as subject matter and medium is an obvious parallel between the work by these three artists. But there is a second similarity that emerges the more you spend time with these pieces. Each artist showcases an inherent desire to share knowledge with the viewer. Cerman’s work merges science and art, and investigates new ways of learning about a plant’s DNA through sound. Mukherjee’s pieces allow the viewer to interact directly with the natural world, and explore self-sustaining ecosystems. Woo’s plant-dyed textiles allow us to contemplate environmentally sustainable ways of creating colour. 

 

These works are slow and contemplative, demonstrating each artist’s reverence for the connections between humans and plant life. As you walk around the space, spend some time examining these works and considering the nature of your own interactions with the world around you.

Find out more about this exhibition at the link below.

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