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Marcus Leith, Botanic 10, 7 x 1.1 feet

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Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Title:
Botanic
Date:
2015-19
Dimensions:
  variations come in hidef, vertical hidef, circular or 4:3, Times Square 63 LED displays.
Photo Credits:
Marcus Leith, Adrian Dennis, Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts and James Ewing
Part of the Collections:

Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California, 1.
The Cordish Companies, Baltimore Maryland, Botanic 3.
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, 3.

Exhibition History:

  1. Leaving No Stone Unturned, Celebrating Conservation International, curated by Marc Friedland, March 10, 2016, exhibited 1.
  2. Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, New York, May 1-31, 2016, exhibited 1, 3, 4,and 5
  3. Botanic, The Lapis Press, Culver City, California, July 23, 2016. exhibited 1 and the print series.
  4. Passage, ACME. Los Angeles, California, curated by Robert Gunderman and Randy Sommer, August 6 - September 17, 2016. exhibited 2.
  5. Jennifer Steinkamp: Selections from the Botanic Series, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by René Paul Barilleaux, August 30, 2016 - January 8, 2017. exhibited 3.
  6. Frieze, London, United Kingdom, greengrassi, October 6-9, 2016, exhibited 6.
  7. Sculpture in the City, 9th Edition, 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, United Kingdom, curated by Stella Ioannou, June 24 - July 31, 2019; September 1 - September 30, 2019; November 1 - November 30, 2019; January 1 - January 31, 2020; March 1 - March 31, 2020, exhibited 9.
  8. Art of Wishes Gala, Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, Royal Horticultural Halls, London, United Kingdom, October 1, 2019, exhibited 9.
  9. A Sense of Place, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by Rene Paul Barilleaux, February 12, 2020 - ?, exhibited 3.
  10. Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contempory Art, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, curated by René Paul Barilleaux,February 25 - September 19, 2021, exhibited 3.
  11. Jennifer Steinkamp Stefano Arienti and Felix Clercq, greengrassi, London, United Kingdom, April 14 - June 5, 2021, exhibited 10.

Description: In 2015 when I started my Botanic series; it was a commission for the Stanford Medical Center. I was inspired by the concept of a scientific or botanical garden, or rather a collection of plants labeled with their botanical names typically housed within an educational context. The animation consists of flowering plants vased inside a cubic framework that utilizes the outer edges of the video file as a container. The flowers are blown by an unseen force, which causes the plants to collide with each other and the edges of the frame. With each collision, plants break apart into a diaspore of seeds, twigs, leaves and petals. The animations loop forward and back, transitioning between breaking apart and coming back together. Plants have a wonderful way of responding to their environment. My work draws our attention to the atmosphere around us. As plants move, they reveal the invisible currents of the air.



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