California Botanic Garden is hosting an onsite and online group exhibition featuring the culminating works of the five contemporary artists of our Summer Artist Residency program. This residency provided artists with uninterrupted access to the botanic garden to create art during these challenging times when access to spaces is limited. The theme of the residency is homing, which refers to the native plants and environments that distinguish the concept of home, forming a living tapestry of California’s natural heritage and distinct identity. Through the onsite and online manifestations of the exhibition, CalBG aims to provide access to audiences in accessible formats. The residency and exhibitions have been generously sponsored by Linda and Paul Des Marais. The artists include:
The onsite exhibition was held from August 28 - October 1, 2020 and consisted of outdoor installation “stations” throughout the Garden. A one-hour artists' talk moderated by Garden staff was held on September 22 via Zoom. During this webinar, each of the participating artists shared perspectives on the work they generated during the residency, as well as on their larger creative practice.
The virtual exhibition is presented below. The virtual exhibition ends on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
The Summer Artist Residency Program is generously sponsored by Linda & Paul Des Marais