Plants Under Glass

28 Mar 2014 – 18 Apr 2014

Event times

Open Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm (Private view - March 28th 6-9pm)

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


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Plants Under Glass re-imagines the facade of the Enclave gallery as the glass of a horticulturist's greenhouse, or the slide under a biologist's microscope. Here, Rachel Pimm presents a new body of work around the current technological impacts of cultivating nature out of its original habitat and into our homes, offices, leisure, retail spaces and workplaces. Bringing together maintained captivity, biomimicry, and the popular eco-friendly PR strategy of 'greenwashing', a group of sculpture and video works are landscaped to form the palette of a tropical garden ecosystem in the materials of a contemporary interior. In this environment, plants perform living alongside humans, proposing ideas about the future of cultivation and ways in which the new natural behaves.


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