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The Hot House


On the Cover: Katie De Groot, "Purple Leaves," 2017 Watercolor monoprint on Arches paper 14 x 12 in.


The Hot House A group show curated by Marilla Palmer

January 4th - February 10th


Natalie Collette Wood, "Throne," 2017 Succulents, moss and reclaimed furniture 48 x 42 x 36 in.


They paved paradise And put up a parking lot With a pink hotel, a boutique And a swinging hot spot - Joni Mitchell

Direct contact with nature is a requirement for this exhibition. These artists are aware that they exist in nature. They study the natural world. Specific leaves, flowers and insects caught their attention and were brought to their studios. The flora and fauna were photographed, rendered or used as raw materials in their work. Like doing a portrait, working with nature this closely forms an intimate relationship. The work of these artists demonstrates a protectiveness towards nature. "The Hot House" reflects a shift in focus from the great paintings of the Hudson River School that showed nature as sublime, overpowering and dwarfing mankind. The tables have turned, now we see that the human race is threatening nature. We’re wrecking it. Our biosphere can’t sustain us, certain fragile plants and animals are at risk. Botanical art has always recognized the ephemerality of the natural world, representing it may be the only way to save it. - Marilla Palmer


L.C. Armstrong, Fiery Orange Cymbidium, "2014" Oil on canvas, 28 x 22 in.


L.C. Armstrong, "Flowers on a Fuse: Phalaenopsis," 2014 Oil on linen on birch panel, 11 x 14 in.


Susanna Bauer, "Thread," 2017 Magnolia leaves and cotton yarn, 8 x 7 in.


Susanna Bauer, "Aligning," 2015-16 Magnolia leaves and cotton yarn, 14 x 10 x 3 in.


Blond Jenny, "Nature Drawing #1," 2017 Dried flower petals on canvas with resin, 16 x 12 in.


Blond Jenny, "Nature Drawing #2," 2017 Dried flower petals on canvas with resin, 16 x 12 in.


Blond Jenny, "Life_Negative,: 2017 Photo on aluminum, 40 x 30 in.


Katie De Groot, "Mushroom Corset," 2017 Watercolor on Arches paper, 24 x 1 8 in.


Katie De Groot, "Sumac," 2017 Watercolor monoprint on Arches paper, 14 x 1 2 in.


Beverly Duncan, "Ashfield Composition, Spring Purples ," 2014 Watercolor on paper, 6 x 8 in.


Beverly Duncan, "Ashfield Composition, Autumn Salmons ," 2014 Watercolor on paper, 6 x 8 in.


Alexis Rockman, "La Traviata," 2006 Oil on wood, 24 x 18 in.


Katia Santibanez, "Hairy Head," 1999 Casein on panel, 5 x 5 in.


Katia Santibanez, "Reverie of a Painter," 2008 Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 in.


Fred Tomaselli, Untitled, 2002 Photogram of marijuana leaves, 14 x 16 in.


Fred Tomaselli, "Brain With Flowers," 1990-97 Mixed media, 24 x 24 in.


Esther Traugot, "Seed Dome (Pink Oak Acorn)," 2017 Three acorns, hand-dyed cotton thread, plexi riser, glass dome, wood shelf, 7 x 7 x 5 in.


Esther Traugot, "My Drones," 2016 Male honeybees, dyed cotton thread, avocado pit wrapper, wood shelf, 3 x 4 x 4 in.


Denise Walser-Kolar, "Hoefnagel Inspired #5," 2015 Watercolor and gouache on vellum, 6 x 4 in.


Denise Walser-Kolar, "Hoefnagel Inspired #4," 2014 Watercolor and gouache on vellum, 6 x 4 in.


LC Armstrong has exhibited around the world, including at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Norton Museum of Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She has a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and the Art Center College of Design. She is represented by Marlborough Gallery. Susanna Bauer has exhibited around the world, including at the Museum Rijswijk, Ruthin Craft Centre in Wales, and the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World in Exeter. She studied at Camberwell College of Art in London. She is represented by Muriel Guepin Gallery. Blond Jenny has exhibited around the world including at CICA Museum in Korea and the Nabi Museum of the Arts. She has been given the Dreamers Collection Exposure Award from the Louvre. She has a BFA from Gachon University in South Korea. Katie DeGroot has exhibited around the United States including at the Saratoga Center for the Arts, Albany Institute of History and Art, and the Albany Airport Gallery. She has done three residences at Yaddo. She studied at New York University and Illinois State University. Beverly Duncan has exhibited around the United States, and was awarded Best in Show at the annual exhibition of the Horticultural Society of New York and the American Society of Botanical Artists. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Northampton School of Design. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan.


Alexis Rockman has exhibited around the United States including at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts. Katia Santibanez has exhibited with galleries around the United States along with the Brooklyn Museum and the International Print Center. Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the New York Public Library. She has a BFA from the School of Art in Paris. She is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery. Fred Tomaselli has exhibited around the United States, including at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Brooklyn Museum. Esther Traugot has exhibited around the United States including the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and the Berkeley Art Center. She has a BFA from University of California Berkeley and an MFA from Mills College. She is represented by Muriel Guepin. Denise Walser-Kolar has exhibited around the United States including at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, and the New York State Museum. She was awarded the Silver-Gilt Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in London. She is represented by Susan Frei Nathan. Natalie Collette Wood has exhibited around the United States including at the Bronx Museum of Art, FIGMENT at Governor's Island, and the Andrew Freedman Home. She has an MFA from Lehman College CUNY.


Profile for Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

"The Hot House," a Group Show of Botanical Art  

On view January 4th through February 10th

"The Hot House," a Group Show of Botanical Art  

On view January 4th through February 10th

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