If you're in Edinburgh, well, you're lucky enough as it is. But next week your luck will have doubled, because you'll have the opportunity to see the group show, "Not Man the Less, But Nature More," opening at Summerhall on June 4th. The show celebrates the overlap of speculation, spirit, and the natural world, and is curated by Michela D'Acquisto and Holly Knox Yeoman. The artists included therein are an excellent and eclectic bunch, and I wish I could be there myself see their works in dialog with one another. Full details:
Not Man the Less, But Nature More
11:00 - 18:00
Cendrine Rovini, El Gato Chimney, Erika Nordqvist, Esther Pearl Watson, Fred Stonehouse, Rithika Merchant, Solange Knopf and Zeki Agacan have an intimate relationship with nature, creating on impetus, uninfluenced by academic training or culture.
The artists reproduce the surroundings they inhabit, animating them with the people, creatures and spirits that belong to their personal mythologies. The artworks encased and framed by the Phenotype Genotype Gallery, an environment at the intersection between laboratory and Wunderkammer, reminds us of the anthropological observations which have been gathered, appreciated and scrutinized since the Middle Ages.
This exhibition focuses on the dichotomy of exploring others’ worlds, revealing what the artists have always had around them, but what perhaps we have never seen.
Curated by Michela D’Acquisto and Holly Knox Yeoman.