Bamboo Forest, Shelter Island by Bastienne Schmidt
Natural Conflict by Edwina vonGal
About the Collection
Humans need to conquer nature to be comfortable: not hungry, hot or cold, wet or dry, bitten, broken or bruised. Not to mention eaten. We also need nature as a source of beauty and inspiration, maybe even sanity. We revere nature, we fear nature. We profess our love for nature but we are continually pushing it farther from us, into a corner, containing and destroying it to keep ourselves fed and comfortable.
Some part of us knows that this can’t go on forever, but we figure we will figure it out someday. Artists manifest our hopes and fears and put them out there to get reactions. I have chosen images that evoke for me this mix of feelings, how nature serves and surrounds us with such awesome beauty, but is ultimately uncaring of our fate.
Visit Marfa by John Waters
Since Marianne Boesky established her first eponymous gallery in 1996 in SoHo, her mission has been to represent and support the work of emerging international artists of all media. Almost right out of the gate she introduced the world to Takashi Murakami, Lisa Yuskavage, Sarah Sze, and Yoshitomo Nara.