Furious Garden

200 W. First Street, Claremont CA 91711
Sep 03, 12 PM - 4 PM — ends Nov 27, 2021
The Claremont Museum of Art exhibition Furious Garden dynamically juxtaposes new paintings by Karen Kitchel and Deena Capparelli, and ceramic sculptures by Cj Jilek, all of whom focus on the extraordinary power and beauty of natural flora.

In this “furious garden,” three contemporary artists re-envision and re-construct the pastoral metaphors with which we’re familiar. Naughty, disobedient, and extravagant, this view of “garden” is active and provocative, intent on cultivating new pathways and relationships between landscape and occupant.
Art critic Betty Ann Brown writes “Capparelli, Jilek and Kitchel have created masterpieces from gardens they imagine. Their works slow us down, encouraging patient encounters, and thereby settling us back into the slow circles of nature.”

The exhibition, which is organized by Rebecca Hamm and the artists, will open at noon on Friday, September 3 with special evening hours on Saturday, September 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk. The exhibition, generously sponsored by Gould Asset Management LLC, will remain on view through November 27, 2021.

The Claremont Museum of Art, located in the historic Claremont Depot at 200 W. First Street, is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit claremontmuseum.org