To coincide with York’s inaugural festival of horticulture, Bloom!, Lotte Inch Gallery is to welcome internationally acclaimed installation artist, Rebecca Louise Law, to the city this summer. The exhibition, The Ephemeral Nature of Flowers Part I, will open 22nd June and will feature Law’s signature works made from natural materials, namely flora, alongside that of artists Stella Baraklianou and Becky Mackenzie. Part II of the exhibition will be shown next door in Janette Ray Booksellers, where a variety of artists will be showcased, including John Nash, Georges Braque and Barnett Freedman amongst others, with a special focus on traditional school prints.
The Ephemeral Nature of Flowers Part I, will look beyond traditional still life floral subjects and will explore Law’s use of flowers, often dried, in varying states of decay, as a commentary on the relationship between nature and humanity. The exhibition will also attempt to uncover the intrinsic beauty of imitation flowers in Stella Baraklianou’s photographic work, which makes conspicuous reference to the ‘traditional’ paintings of 19th century, French artist, Henri Fantin Latour. Ceramicist Becky Mackenzie, will bring art and nature together in her own creative way, uniting the inherently delicate flower, with the functional, more robust nature of ceramics.
London based, Rebecca Louise Law is best known for her stunning installation work using natural materials, which she has creates on increasing scales, around the world. Some of her most prominent commissions include; ‘Outside In’ (Times Square, New York), ‘The Beauty of Decay’ (Chandran Gallery, San Francisco) and ‘Life in Death’ (Shirley Sherwood Gallery, London).