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Gallery Opens: 5:30 pm
Artist Talk at 6:00 pm

Sponsored By:
Frazier's Flowers

Large group

Gallery Exhibition

Green House Project

September 12th - November 1st

About the Artists

   

Bio

The "Green House" exhibition features a group of 18 artists, each connected to the Brigham Young University Department of Art in some way. It began as an assignment in a 400-level art course, with the associated artist statement reflecting the course parameters. The responses were diverse and engaging, attracting additional interest and evolving from the initial assignment into a more extensive collection of works curated for this exhibition. This diverse collective includes students, recent graduates, and art professors, each bringing unique perspectives and expertise to the project.

Working across various media—painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, book arts, 3D art, animation, and photography—the artists respond to the multifaceted concept of greenhouses. Through their work, they explore the intersections between human activity and the natural world, reflecting on the implications of greenhouses as controlled environments designed for cultivation and research, as well as their metaphorical significance. Themes such as the tension between growth and confinement, spaces of control and manipulation, and greenhouses as symbols of cultural norms and human desire are prominently featured.

 

Curated by Joseph Ostraff, a participating artist


Artist Statement

GREEN HOUSE (18 artists - 50+ works)
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Textiles, Book Arts, 3D, Animation, and Photography

This exhibition explores our responses to greenhouses—both visiting greenhouses and considering theoretical greenhouses—to investigate the potentials that arise when diverse perspectives challenge institutional norms. The participating artists use their observations and experiences from visiting greenhouses, along with the unique atmosphere those structures create with their controlled environments, to examine the implications of human interactions with the natural world.

The themes explored include, but are not limited to, actual spaces designed for cultivation and research, as well as traditional notions of what a greenhouse represents. Other themes include the tension between growth and confinement, spaces of control and manipulation, the relationship between humanity and the environment, and greenhouses as metaphors for cultural norms and symbols of human desire.

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