September 9, 2016 – February 8, 2017

Betsy Brandt
Katie DeGroot
Sara Pruiksma
Joy Taylor

The abundance of life is so often appreciated by walking through a garden or along a forest path. The root systems of wild orchids, mycorrhizal webs of mushrooms, and climbing tendrils of sweet pea all surge toward the same goal: bloom.  A bloom is that profusion of growth and maturity in a plant’s cycle that yields velvety petals dusted with pollen, golden clusters of chanterelles, or the bright chartreuse at the edge of a pond. And whether it lasts for an hour or a few days, a bloom might be a plant’s most beautiful feature to behold. In this exhibition, four artists observe and imagine this botanical unfolding.