Exhibition: Botanicals - Environmental Expressions in ArtSat 19 October 2013 - Sun 19 January 2014
This exhibition shows paintings from the Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection - one of the finest private collections of contemporary botanical art in North America.
The Sutton Dogwood, by Katie Lee, 2001 (Image: the artist).
- Venue: The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens (how to find us)
- Dates: Saturday 19 October 2013 - Sunday 19 January 2014
- FREE with admission to the Gardens (See detailed ticket information)
- For more information contact the gallery on 0208 332 3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosa roxburghii (Image: The Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection)
This exhibition, Botanicals: Environmetal Expressions in Art features paintings from one of the finest private collections of contemporary botanical art in North America. The Alisa and Isaac M. Sutton Collection is the product of many years of collecting the most beautiful examples of contemporary botanical art seen today. Previously exhibited in the US, these fifty-four artworks beautifully document both common and rare and endangered plants with scientific accuracy to highlight the importance of the planet’s biodiversity. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue includes artworks by forty contemporary artists from around the world.
Isaac Sutton’s love of nature and concern for the environment is what inspires him to collect. He began his collection firstly by acquiring landscape paintings, but in 1997 he was introduced to botanical art after seeing the Shirley Sherwood Collection at the National Arts Club in New York. He was struck by the artistic virtuosity of the paintings and felt an immediate connection to the plant portraits. Inspired by this experience he began to develop his own collection in this genre. Sutton is a frequent visitor to the international exhibitions of botanical art and illustration at the Hunt Institute, in the annual exhibits of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) at the Horticultural Society of New York, and in galleries and botanical gardens in the United States and abroad. Isaac Sutton appreciates an artist’s ability to capture not only the beauty of a plant specimen but also its distinct form with scientific accuracy while filtering it through his or her own sensibility.
- This show will run alongside two other exhibitions at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art: Black and White in Colour and Dr. Shirley Sherwood's exhibition, Rory McEwen's Legacy - Artists influenced by him in the Shirley Sherwood Collection.
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