Botany and the Body
808 N La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90302
Feb 10, 2:30 PM - 5 PM — ends Feb 28, 2019
The Nook Gallery at the Beacon Arts Building presents the group exhibition “Botany and the Body,” featuring works that embrace elements of the natural world and the human form: exhibiting artists Brooke Sauer, Kuan-Ju Wu, Andrew McGregor, and Jamie Sweetman. Herein the figure anticipates its context: the diaphanous quality of Sweetman’s hard-edged illustrations suspended from the ceiling on 12 feet of translucent vellum blend with the surrounding gallery and natural light. Sauer's pieces convey unexposed sections of her cyanotypes as ornate patterning throughout. Wu and McGregor's robot is activated by presence and stops breathing with the viewer’s absence. These works highlight the context structuring compositions so that our role becomes nature's role for the body. “Botany and the Body” proves we are such intimate moments existing as one.