Planthouse is pleased to present Victory Garden—a salon style exhibition scheduled to run from December 8, 2016 through January 13, 2017. During World War I and II, victory gardens were planted next to private homes and in public parks throughout North America, Europe and Australia. Designed to reduce pressure on the food supply, the gardens were also considered to be morale-boosting symbols of solidarity. Government-led campaigns were mounted, with lithographic posters targeting urban and rural dwellers alike and inspiring them to plant fruits and vegetables. Citizens felt empowered by their contributions to the war effort and rewarded by the produce grown. Today, our world is again in political and environmental turmoil and we are similarly in need of nourishment and unification at the community level, this time in the form of collective political engagement. The show will feature small paintings, prints, and works on paper, with the goal of initiating conversation and action.
More info: planthouse.net/victory-garden-2/
Participating artists include:
Guy Ben-Ari, Anders Bergstrom, Shawn Bitters, Jon Bocksel, Katherine Bradford, Noah Breuer, Brice Brown, Caroline Chandler, Katie Commodore, Grayson Cox, Jeremiah Dine, Ellen Driscoll, Kelly Driscoll, Louise Eastman, Carrie Elston, Brad Ewing, Jasper Ewing, Jess Frost, Tara Geer, Glenn Goldberg, Tamara Gonzales, Wayne Gonzales, Valerie Hammond,Erik Hougen, Amy Jacobs, Butt Johnson, Austin Kennedy, Anki King, Aaron Krach, David Kramer, Michael Krueger, Nancy Kuhl, Daft Kuntz, Nick Lamia, Marco Lawrence, Martha Lewis, Ruth Lingen, Melissa Marks, Martin Mazorra, Ryan McIntosh, Anne-Marie McIntyre, John Mitchell, Michael Neff, Adam Ogilvie, Ester Partegàs, Pedro Ramirez, Katia Santibañez, Justin Sanz, Mae Shore, Wendy Small, Paul Anthony Smith, Janis Stemmermann, SuttonBeresCuller, Christopher Ulivo, Chuck Webster, and Leah Wolff