"The Botany of Living" Louise Russell & Douglas Stockdale
Show Dates:February 20th, 2021 - March 20th, 2021
Opening Reception: February 20th, 2021 3:00pm-7:00pm*In order to view the exhibition during the reception you will need to sign-up for a block of time. HERE
ARTIST TALK: Russell/Stockdale February 25th, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) *In order to view the Zoom Artist Talk you will need to reserve your spot now. HERE
Escondido's Arts Event, 2ndSaturday: March 13th, 2021 3pm-6pm
Russell and Stockdale each explore their personal history through photographs of botanical subjects. Russell's images of plants found on her family's property in San Diego's back country are paired with actual botanical specimens and these are often also affixed to her photographic prints. These artworks speak to the ways she experiences the land - spiritually, emotionally, artistically, and scientifically. The stunning beauty of Stockdale's images of a seed pod flowering then withering, belie the very personal meaning and intent behind his photographs. Their bold colors fade to earth tones and reference the slow destruction of Alzheimer's disease. Through these photographs he investigates mortality, memory, and loss.