Date(s) - 11/23/2019 - 01/10/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rebecca Allan’s recent work emerges from her observations as the plant records manager at a private garden north of New York City. She witnessed the labor and artistry of gardeners who cultivate and prune rare collections of Japanese maples, conifers, vegetable, and perennial gardens. Piles of cut branches, pruning tools, and debris became a visual leitmotif for the seasons of the year. Soil is also a unifying, metaphorical material that she regards as a life-sustaining substance. These works complement Allan’s ongoing involvement as an advocate for land conservation through her role as an advisor to the Kentucky Natural Land Trust and the Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies.