J a r d í n 

a botanically themed exhibition of artwork featuring

- Alexandria Tarver - Amy Lincoln - Bonny Leibowitz - Dan Flanagan - Dana James - Ellen Siebers - Emilia Olsen - Evan Rheel Ryer - Giada Crispiels - Hidenori Ishii - Janice Nowinski - JJ Manford - Kerry Law - Lauren Collings - Liesl Pfeffer - Nick Wildermuth - Polly Shindler - Riad Miah - Ryan Cobourn - Susanna Coffey

Opening and Artist Reception - 11 December 2015 from 6-9pm

Extended viewing at No.4 Studio thru January 17th 2016

195 Morgan Ave #204 Brooklyn NY

JARDÍN, in the simplest sense, is a show of work that reveals the beauty and delights of the garden and its fruits.  It is the garden as a space of desire - a place that is inherently human and at the root of culture. This is not a landscape exhibition, but rather, an examination of the garden motif as a symbol of cultivation.  In this sense, it presents art making as parallel: a meditative process of bringing activity to fruition.

The exhibition becomes a garden itself - a curated and cultivated oasis of artwork set against the rapidly transforming industrial landscape where this space for art exists. There is a distinction that separates garden from wilderness: an enclosure or boundary perhaps, but more so, the human hand and effort. The garden is a site of beauty, but, like visual art, is also a site of artifice.