Elizabeth Bradford, Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, Ori Gersht, Sam Krisch, Rosemary Laing, Jason Middlebrook, Tom Nakashima, Roxy Paine, Quayola, Linda Foard Roberts, Eric Serritella, Claire Sherman, Michele Sons, and Yuken Teruya

Thursday, January 24-Saturday, March 23, 2019

All galleries

Majestic, sustaining, enduring, but increasingly vulnerable—these words only begin to describe one of the earth’s most critical life forms: trees. A stunning selection of works by emerging,  national, and internationally acclaimed artists explores the imagery of trees as a potent signifier. The metaphoric power of trees extends from concepts about beauty and the power of nature to time and timelessness, to wooded landscapes as a witness to history, to reverence, and alternatively, to the disruption, invasion, and impending desecration of forests and the natural environment. The exhibition features photography, sculpture, video, painting, and works on paper by artists from Australia, Spain, Israel, Japan, and the United States.

Pictured:
Diane Cook and Len Jenshel
Emancipation Oak, 2014 (detail)
Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
From the project Wise Trees
Digital image on Phototex
Approximately 120 x 80 inches

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