VERNISSAGE SELENA KIMBALL Freitag 13.3.15 Roltlintstr. 98 Frankfurt 18:00
Aurel Scheibler Galerie
Ausstellungseröffnung: Freitag, den 13. März 2015 18Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 14. 03 - 2. 05. 2015
Öffnungszeiten: Mi.- Fr. 14 –18Uhr, Sa. 13 – 16 Uhr
“Florilegium” in latin literally means “a gathering of flowers”. In medieval practice, it referred both to a compilation of exotic plant drawings, and to a personal compilation of cut-and-paste parts of a text that held personal interest and required further reflection. This exhibition addresses both meanings; it is a collaged approach to the “exotic” plants collected by Joseph F. Rock in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Funded by both National Geographic and the Harvard Arboretum, Joseph Rock took photographs of the region of Kham and sent back seeds and specimens from this geographically unique area. These rare flowers and plants were propagated for their beauty and became garden varieties in the US and Europe.
The exhibition at Wolfstaedter Galerie features a five-part collaged color spectrum made from contemporary landscape and gardening publications published in the US and contrasts these with reconfigured black-and-white plants that were part of Rock’s original trove of specimens, now kept in the Harvard Arboretum’s herbarium. The exhibition is, in essence, a timeline of forgotten botanical connections.