The exhibition entitled Verdant: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art Utilizing Living Plants, explores the interactions between people and the natural environment; delving into the complexity of humanity’s relationships with the landscape through the work of contemporary artists who use living plants in their art.
Rather than simply drawing inspiration from the biosphere, artists Binh Danh, Paula Hayes, Tim Knowles, and Workingman Collective utilize plant matter as their artistic media, incorporate natural growth processes to create striking images, employ plants with pollutant-eliminating abilities in interactive sculptures to create healthy social spaces, and even embrace plants as active collaborators in their work. The free exhibition will run from January 30 – March 10 at the Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, 621 Huntington Avenue in Boston. Times are Monday through Saturday 12 – 6, Wednesday 12 – 8, closed Sundays. For more information call 617-879-7333.