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Exhibitions

/ 10: A GARDEN PROJECT & GROWING HISTORIES BY RON BENNER
IN-GALLERY EXHIBITION: GROWING HISTORIES
July 3 - September 4, 2010

Artist : Ron Benner (London, Canada)

Curators : Vicky Chainey Gagnon & Geneviève Chevalier

Harvest Day: Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 1:30pm - 6:00pm

The exhibition is produced by the Foreman Art Gallery with a financial contribution from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Abandoning the more linear structure of an exhibition within the gallery’s walls, /10 by London Ontario artist Ron Benner will address notions of monoculture and industrial agriculture versus more traditional and natural ways of growing plants. Composed of open pollinated varieties of corn, flowers from the Americas and photographs, the project will occupy the front lawn of Bishop's University. Growing Histories, the exhibition in the gallery, will feature work by the artist and a living topiary garden by one of the exhibition curators Geneviève Chevalier. Alongside an extended interview with the artist, the public will be invited to hang documentation from their own garden projects. Both the gallery and garden project seek to inscribe themselves into a larger discourse on how local identities and cultures are important.

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Harvest Day, hosted by the Community Art Lab of the Foreman Art Gallery, will act as a closing event to the summer garden project /10 by Ron Benner.Join us for free family games, Appalachian old time music, and an organic corn roast!


Special artist talk by Ron Benner in the garden at 2:00 pm

Bring your picnic blankets for a relaxing afternoon in our garden!