Rethinking the Roots of Nature and Art
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
13750 88 Avenue
Not just another pretty flower! The roots of nature go beyond the notion of field crops to represent an abundance of ideas in contemporary art and society. Rethinking the Roots of Nature and Art is an illustrated presentation and exhibition mini-tour with media artist Sylvia Grace Borda.Borda will share examples of her research in Europe referencing forms of drawing, photography and fashion, and the evolution of nature and art from Paleolithic to Victorian times. Historic thinkers, writers, scientists, and artists will also be highlighted. These famous figures were greatly influenced by the study of nature that resulted in new vocabularies in art and language and gave way to avant-garde ideas about pictorial representation, imaging processes, and even the definition of culture itself.
After the presentation, Borda will lead visitors into the Gallery to highlight a few works in the exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, featuring 74 works dating from the 16th to the 21st centuries that illustrate our fascination with nature. There will be time for questions and conversation during the event.