In the garden
The Rooster Gallery kindly invites you to a group exhibition of the gallery’s represented artists, “In the Garden”, which will open on August 17, 6 p.m., in the gallery’s exhibition space at 12 Šv. Brunono Bonifaco St. In this exhibition inspired by the location of the gallery’s space next to the park and the Bernardine Garden, the artists will present their newest works conveying their personal visions of gardens.
The garden in the city not only becomes a pleasant scenery to the citizens’ leisure rituals, but also offers a possibility to observe nature, the change of seasons, the flora and the fauna. Thus, in the exhibition, real and fictitious gardens flourish, familiar and unfamiliar plants open, shoot new leaves, blossom and wither, local and exotic animals appear, and cell membranes break, exposing life pulsating inside them. In the works, nature’s macro and micro processes are explored from different angles, starting from eco systems, inter-species relations, local and global ecology, and ending with inner, mysterious life functions, which are determined and regulated by unique laws. Nature is revealed as a close but alongside fully incognizable and sometimes potentially threatening medium. The works seem to be checking to what extent we are capable to understand its spontaneous energy and to discover the possibilities of coexistence.
Besides, there is a constantly intervening anthropological element assessing the relationship of nature and humans and its place in the lives of individuals and communities. This connection is revealed as multifaceted and extensive, reaching back to mythical times and continuing through the present with futuristic projections. In the works, elements of nature intertwine with cultural images and practices, metaphorically reflect interpersonal relationships and embody human states. Details of gardens observed from different angles and in different contexts, and represented in different media, shapes and formats, in the exhibition are arranged to form a kind of nature’s collective cabinet de curiosités.
Participating artists: Raminta Blaževičiūtė, Kazimieras Brazdžiūnas, Tomas Daukša, Eglė Karpavičiūtė, Vytautas Kumža, Alina Melnikova, Auksė Miliukaitė, Eglė Norkutė, Vita Opolskytė – Brazdžiūnienė, Sandra Strēle, Andrius Zakarauskas.
The exhibition will be open until 11.09.2022, Thursday to Saturday 16.00–19.00, Sunday 14.00–17.00. Another time can be arranged by writing an email to email@example.com or calling +370 675 30087.
The Rooster Gallery’s events are kindly supported by
Vilnius City Municipality.