The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Botanical Relations

Peter Henderson, Dragon Arum, 1801, Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint
Roberto Juarez, Flower Flag, 1989, Acrylic, Charcoal, Graphite
Joseph Stella, White Tuberose Begonia, 1919, colored pencil

January 26 – March 24, 2019

Drawn from various collections at The University of Arizona, Botanical Relations explores the nature of plant life both above and below the ground. The exhibition will investigate concepts of the individuality of plants, vegetal eroticism, and vegetal violence. Some of the objects reflect scientific accuracy while others are reinterpreted through the artist’s imagination. This exhibition is co-curated with Professors Joela Jacobs, German Studies and Ursula Schuch, School of Plant Sciences.

Images: Peter Henderson, Dragon Arum, 1801, Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint; Roberto Juarez, Flower Flag, 1989, Acrylic, Charcoal, Graphite; Joseph Stella, White Tuberose Begonia, 1919, colored pencil