September 27, 2023

UMW Galleries’ ‘The Garden’ Opens Sept. 7

The Garden art exhibitThe University of Mary Washington Galleries is pleased to present the group exhibition The Garden.

Throughout history, artists have viewed the natural world and the garden setting as an ever-evolving and fertile metaphor for life colored by contrasts – a space that protects and provides as much as it provokes and stimulates. The Garden rediscovers the sensual dichotomies in nature, offering a much-needed refuge and heartening reprieve.

Featuring the perceptually tactile and expressively verdant interdisciplinary works of eight artists – Jorge Benitez, Ruth Bolduan, Sally Bowring, Cat Crotchett, Reni Gower, Chris Gregson, Melissa H. Potter, and Javier Tapia – The Garden compels the viewer to look to nature to refresh the spirit and renew the soul.

The Garden is organized by Wylie Contemporary Inc. and co-curated by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez. Artwork is lent by the artists.

Hours & Admission:
The exhibition will be on view from September 7 to October 8, 2023 in Ridderhof Martin Gallery, with the opening reception taking place on September 7 from 5-7pm. Admission is always free and tours are available.

A gallery talk with the artists will be held on September 21, 2023 at 5pm in Ridderhof Martin Gallery.

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