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Marcus Leith, Botanic 10, 7 x 1.1 feet

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Adrian Dennis, Botanic 6

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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.
Dior Spa at the Cheval Blanc Hotel, Paris, France, 10 and 11.

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.
  12. Contemporary Art Society, Mount Street, London, curated by Caroline Douglas, Botanic 10, June 4 - September 4, 2021.
  13. Viewing Room, Lehmann Maupin, Frieze, Los Angeles, California, on-line, curated by Fionna Flaherty, July 27 - August 1, 2021, exhibited 1.

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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