Down the Garden Path
Mark Lewis, Scott McFarland and Yedda MorrisonFebruary 18, 2011 - February 18, 2011
The works in this exhibition lead us through an experience that hovers between reality and artifice. From the social construct of gardens and parks to the politics of environmental policies and precariousness of the ecosystem which we inhabit; each artist reveals new perspectives for the viewer and provides an opportunity to question how we use, alter and manipulate public and private spaces.
Mark Lewis’ temporal video projection illustrates how the main thoroughfare through Vienna’s Prater Hauptallee is activated at dusk and dawn by the inhabitants of the city. Scott McFarland’s photographs stage scenes that gently alter pre-existing environments exposing the construct of photography and the function of gardens and parks as symbols of status or privilege. Yedda Morrison’s installation uses a familiar domestic setting to comment on the destructive impact we have on the natural world and the inefficiency of certain environmental policies that attempt to resolve these issues.