Cultivate Your Own Garden at the Painting Center

Ashley Garrett, No Exit
Ashley Garrett, photo courtesy of the artist

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.

Elisabeth Condon, photo courtesy Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
Judith Linhares, photo courtesy of the artist
Carlo D'Anselmi
Carlo D’Anselmi, photo courtesy of the artist
Cecile Chong
Cecile Chong, photo courtesy of the artist
Xico Greenwald
Xico Greenwald, photo courtesy of the artist
Daniel Dallmann
Daniel Dallmann, photo courtesy of the artist
Lois Dodd, photo courtesy Alexandre Gallery, NYC
Wolf Kahn
Wolf Kahn , photo courtesy Ameringer/ McEnery/ Yohe Gallery, NYC
Eric Holzman
Eric Holzman, photo courtesy of the artist
Carol March, photo courtesy of the artist
Ruth Miller, photo courtesy of the artist

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

This exhibition and its accompanying catalogue have been made possible by the support of the Caroline M. Lowndes Foundation.