Eleanor Harwood Gallery is pleased to present Pleasure Garden, a group show with Kirk Maxson, Kate Nichols, Anastasia Tumanova, Tiffanie Turner, Paul Wackers and Anna Valdez.
The term “Pleasure Garden” came into common usage in the Victorian era, when cities became more dense and people sought a respite from the intensity of their cities to celebrate nature, art, music, and crafts. Often quite large in scale and going back as far as Mesopotamia, “Pleasure Gardens” have sought to showcase contemporary arts of the time and innovation. All the artists in the show use their work to address larger concepts while using natural and beautiful forms as their jumping-off point. Together they create a lush and atmospheric room for contemplation and inquiry.