G L A S S L A N D S
Winsor Gallery - November 26, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
GLASSLANDS looks at the garden on canvas as both a site and symbol of imagination. The breeding ground for invention, where we harness the wild and reinvent our world.
Inspired by Foucault's concept of Heterotopia, these new paintings present the garden as a wholly imaginary and artificial construct, a re-writing of the wild through a process of exclusion and curration.
A garden is an outside place where the true wild is reflected but subversively controlled. Like the garden, the painting mirrors the natural world but also disrupts it. A successful painting acts as a functioning organism. When a painting succeeds, a healthy eco-system prospers.