Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jo Coupe: "Pertaining to things Natural..." Chelsea Physic Garden, London, UK

Image: Jo Coupe Deep Impression 2012,  Lead, 18 x 15 x 15cm. courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

Pertaining to Things Natural...

10 July - 31 October 2012
Chelsea Physic Garden
London, UK


Artists: Owen Bullett, James Capper, Annie Cattrell, Jo Coupe, Joe Currie, Judith Dean, Chris Drury, Tessa Farmer, James P Graham, Greyworld, Tim Knowles, Tania Kovats, Keith Rand, Peter Randall-Page, William Peers, Michael Shaw, Cathy Ward & Eric Wright, Julian Wild, Hugo Wilson and David Worthington.

This major outdoor sculpture exhibition presents monumental sculptural works, ephemeral land art projects and delicate interventions by over twenty leading artists. Curated by David Worthington, Vice President of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, Pertaining to Things Natural... takes its name from the 17th century definition of 'physic' and is a reminder of the Physic Garden's founding mission as a place for the study of useful plants, especially those used in medicines.

The exhibition takes place throughout the entire site, with works installed in greenhouses, the café, the entrance lobby and the composting area, as well as the garden itself. This is a unique opportunity to discover the response of contemporary artists to the history of the garden and to wider environmental issues.