Posted Tuesday, 23 January, 2018 by Isabel Langtry

Phytopia Exhibition at Thames-Side Studio Gallery

with works by HSoA tutor Rosa Nguyen

Phytopia  curated by Edward Chell


Rasheed Araeen, Alois Auer, Karl Blossfeldt, Henry Bradbury, Edward Chell, Peter Fillingham, Ori Gersht, Joy Girvin, Fay Goodwin, Derek Jarman, Paul de Monchaux, Rosa Nguyen, Pia Östlund, Alicia Paz, Sian Pile, Hilary Rosen, Suzanne Treister, Yu-Chen Wang. With Flicker+Pulse, a film by Brian McClave and Tom Wichelow.

Exhibition Dates: 3 February-4 March 2018

Preview: Friday 2 February 2018, 6.30-8.30pm

 The visual idea of a Tree of Life is one that manifests itself in many cultures and traditions and is understood in a multitude of forms from the genealogical to the evolutionary and from cultural and political hierarchies to growth forms. The exponential nature of branching structures and the diversity this represents is a metaphor for life itself. Phytopia seeks to harness the energies embodied in such structures and to celebrate the influence plants and organic forms have on nearly every aspect of visual culture. Phytopia includes a range of artists not usually seen in the same context and includes a number of works exhibited for the first time, with sculptural pieces by Derek Jarman and Paul de Monchaux, work by Rasheed Araeen and some 19th century Nature Prints among these.



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