Exhibition

Trophallaxis / Concreus Palibracchius

10 Sep 2009 – 3 Oct 2009

Event times

Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm / Closed Sundays & Mondays

Cost of entry

FREE!

Tenderpixel Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Hogarth Brown has metaphorically and etymologically applied the concept of Trophallaxis to the collective cultural stomach of humanity: This project serves as an in-depth look at the constant consumption and regurgitation of ideas and obsessions.Beautifully crafted and sensitively illustrated, Hogarth's light boxes draw the viewer in. The provocative content locks the viewers gaze so that they have no choice but to ruminate on society's current state of affairs. Lizzie Cannon investigates pavement as an interface between human activity and plant growth. She endeavors to present nature as a product of symbiosis between what humans consciously construct and what might occur beyond their control. Concreus Palibracchius was created in response to a botanically barren metropolitan landscape. The artist, like a gardener, has fabricated, nurtured and nourished a deviant strain of ‘urban-nature' through the laborious process of hand stitch. Driven by a dark optimism, the organism is a real-life manifestation of a fantasy. It is a plant that has found its niche within an earth-less environment, birthed in the cracks and crevices of endless pavements. Reminiscent of brambles, it appears to have evolved from the concrete in which it originated from.

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