Formal Manipulation: Gardening with Pen, Brush, and Camera

April 12, 2019 - July 20, 2019

This exhibition closely examines the way artists have used various media to contain, shape and manipulate nature. Whether it be through landscape architecture, painting or photography, each artistic medium arranges an organic environment to convey a specifically curated aesthetic. The works drawn from the permanent collection are representative of the breadth of interpretations by twentieth century artists to manipulate the natural world. From substituting foliage for hair or creating a relationship between trees and columns, artists within this exhibition have provided unique uses for the botanical world. Inversely, some of the exhibition artists employed man-made objects to convey the idea of a garden arrangement.

However different each image may be, they are united under the ability to examine the deeper, philosophical definition of what it means to garden.