The Circumference of a Garden

July 20, 2022 - December 16, 2022

July 20 – December 16, 2022

The Circumference of a Garden
is a maximalist dream about wandering through a garden. Bonnie Lalley’s work, much like nature, assembles vibrant color arrayed with bits of paper and detritus. These become flowers while torn pieces of gold foil are transformed into leaves. Imagine Van Gogh’s Irises multiplied infinitely and arrayed in every conceivable color. This is the botanical bloom in Lalley’s work. Through art history, large canvases like this were often reserved for male painters and rarely bore elements that some may deem decorative. Lalley’s work pushes against these conformities by maximizing the Still Life and producing an effect that the fecund canvas is still growing. The Circumference of a Garden has as much in common with a book by Annie Dillard or a foraging textbook as it does the traditional art world. One walk through her world will transform how you identify beauty from your own window.

Opening Reception July 22, 2022 5:30-7:30pm
Registration requested but not required to attend
Link: https://bit.ly/museumlalleyopening2022



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