In the Spire series, Haydenville-based artist Madge Evers explores interdependencies between plants and animals with large-scale botanical photograms that she sometimes alters with paint, ink, and collage.
Opening Thursday, February 8th, 5-8pm
On view for the month of February by appointment; contact information is below.
43 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027
Each image begins a botanical photogram, rendered in cyanotype, the alternative photographic process used by botanist Anna Atkins in 1843 to make the first, ever, photographic book. Over the cyanotype, Evers adds paint, ink, collage, and sometimes, mushroom spores. Photosynthesizers appear life-sized in this series whose title is inspired by Natasha Myers’s suggestion that humans “learn not just how to collaborate, but also how to conspire with the plants, to breathe with them. Remember, they breathed us into being.” Birds appear; they sing and fly, if in alarmingly reduced numbers, year after year, as they have since the Jurassic. The work literally depicts plants and birds, but more figuratively reflects our entangled dependence with a rapidly changing environment, and the opportunities for transformation that change offers.
Artist’s contact information:
Phone number 413-320-9498
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