Botanica Poetica


Botanica Poetica
Project Space Gallery
Montalvo Arts Center
September 25 6pm walking tour with Wade Graham/ 7:30pm gallery reception.  

I spent the late summer and early fall at the Lucas Artist Residency at Montalvo Arts Center making images for, In Search of Home. Five new pieces will be included in the Exhibition, Botanica Poetica, open September 25-December 13th at the Project Space Gallery at Montalvo. 

Gallery Hours are Thursday-Sunday, 11am-3pm

More on the exhibition:

Home to formal gardens, oak and redwood forests, and various exotic plantings, Montalvo's horticultural diversity serves as inspiration for a series of new works created by Lucas Artist Fellows Kija Lucas, Monica Lundy, Hector Dionicio Mendoza, and Fieldworks Collaborative (Trena Noval and Ann Wettrich). 

Identifying, collecting, and documenting varied specimens of plant life discovered while exploring Montalvo's 175-acre public park, these artists have adopted creative processes that resemble the activities of the backyard naturalist. Through sculpture, painting, photography, and works on paper, viewers are invited to reflect on the ill-defined boundary between the natural and unnatural, and the intimate entanglement between human history and the landscapes that surround us.