The exhibition “Cultivate Your Own Garden” curated by Patricia Spergel and Shazzi Thomas at the Painting Center features artworks by twelve contemporary artists whose work references garden and landscape in diverse sensibilities – traditional observational painting, narrative paintings with subtle political commentary, and paintings that lean more towards abstraction. Cecile Chong, Elisabeth Condon, Daniel Dallmann, Carlo D’Anselmi, Lois Dodd, Ashley Garrett, Xico Greenwald, Eric Holzman, Wolf Kahn, Judith Linhares, Carol March and Ruth Miller all share in their work a love for nature, paint, and rigor in transmitting that passion.
The exhibition gives the viewer a momentary respite from the relentless onslaught of the exterior world – its changing weather and its harsh politics. Carefully looking at these paintings may serve as a moment to pause, renew, and reflect inward. The idea of connecting to nature despite the cacophony of the world around us seems apt at this moment in history.
Cultivate your Own Garden,
Exhibition Dates: Feb 27 to March 24, 2018
Reception: Thur, March 1st, 6-8 PM
The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, NY 10001 (212) 343-1060
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday. 11 am – 6 pm www.thepaintingcenter.org
This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue have been made possible by the support of the Caroline M. Lowndes Foundation.