Works by Maura Bendett, Loren Holland, Fay Ray Alison Elizabeth Taylor and Suzanne Wright
Like this cautionary exchange between the serpent and Eve in the Garden of Eden, artists have traditionally tempted and provoked mainstream society to examine itself from both outside and inside. They present their reluctant and ignorant audience with beautiful and desirable objects and ask them toengage their dulled senses; to open their eyes to both the good and the bad.
The artists in this group exhibition at Kustera Tilton Gallery entitled Garden of Earthly Delights challenge their viewers’ gaze through a blend of genres, issues and techniques: surrealism, racial and gender stereotypes, and collage, to name a few. What each of these artists share is an unique relationship to the “garden,” or art’s subject matter equivalent, the landscape.