ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens
Reflecting the heroic spirit of Teddy Roosevelt’s provocative “Man in the Arena” speech, ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens creates captivating spaces that celebrate the work of over one hundred emerging to internationally renowned artists who fearlessly express authenticity and integrity their work.
“It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
- Theodore Roosevelt
ÆRENA Galleries & Gardens’ uniquely beautiful art and design venues feature contemporary art and sculpture, as well as finely-edited collections of furnishings, objects and curiosities dating from the 18th century to the present.
JULY 15TH - AUGUST 15TH
ÆRENA Galleries and Gardens invites you to celebrate UN/NATURAL, an exhibition featuring the work of KOLLABS – a collaborative project from powerhouse artist duo Anke Schofield and Luis Garcia Nerey.
Throughout their career, KOLLABS has created a vision of an anthropomorphized world that explores the space between wild and domestic. A stunning juxtaposition of forms places the animal world at odds with our modern experience, inviting the viewer to question the ambiguous narratives. KOLLABS believe that nature engages the human consciousness, helping us question our relationship to nature and our place within the larger world.
Using a process of mixed media involving photography, print, paint, wax, and even tar, each work has a life of its own that mirrors the playful contrast of subjects. Every work is finished with a veneer of epoxy resin, giving a dream-like quality to the already magical artworks.
Join us as we celebrate the work of artist duo KOLLABS with our showcase, UN/NATURAL.
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