Exhibition
Amir Zaki, Identical Twins, 2020, archival pigment photograph, 75 x 60 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Edward Cella Gallery
 
To Bough and To Bend
03.11.20 – 07.25.20

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The Bodhi Tree is said to be the site of Siddhārtha Gautama’s awakening as the Buddha. The Tree of Life is found in both the beginning of the Jewish Tanakh and in the last book of the Christian Scriptures. Ancient Chinook prayers address God as the “Maker of Trees.” As the novelist Richard Powers said, trees are rightly called  “architecture of imagination.” Their shade and branches have been sites of contemplation, suffering, and imagining our renewal.

Today, trees still speak: blunt stumps communicate deforestation and charred limbs speak of Los Angeles fires started by our own hands—or our negligence. New discoveries of communicating root systems speak to a tangled web of connections just below the surface of the visible world, just as LA’s iconic—and imported—palms evoke a colonial past. In To Bough and To Bend, artists explore these ecological issues and look to both religious and historic art practices that help us listen to these old friends, so that we might find our way back into the living world we share.

Bridge Projects is pleased to present for its second exhibition: To Bough and To Bend, a group show featuring artists Robert Adams, Miya Ando, Charles Burchfield, Pamela Burgess, Daniel Cheek, Zoe Crosher, Gil Delindro, Kieran Dodds, Chris Garofalo, Ken Gonzales-Day, Todd Gray, Tim Hawkinson, Leonor Jurado, Kazuo Kadonaga, Corita Kent, Siobhan McDonald, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Jarrett Mellenbruch, Harold Mendez, Billy Joe Miller and Nathan Weick, Ahram Park, Kate Parsons, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen, Lucas Reiner, Ben Sanders, Tal Shochat, Ben Vance, Ellen Wagener, Patty Wickman and Amir Zaki.

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Works
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend, artists pictured L to R: Kazuo Kadonaga, Amir Zaki, Daniel Cheek, Katie Paterson, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
artists pictured L to R: Heather Rasmussen, Chris Garofalo, Todd Gray, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend, artists pictured L to R: Ahram Park, Ben Sanders, Corita Kent, Patty Wickman, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
artists pictured L to R: Zoe Crosher, Patty Wickman, Ellen Wagener, Kieran Dodds, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend, artist pictured Lucas Reiner, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend, artists pictured L to R: Gil Delindro, Robert Adams, Harold Mendez, Ken Gonzales-Day, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
artists pictured L to R: Zoe Crosher, Leonor Jurado, Tim Hawkinson, Charles Burchfield, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
 
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend,
Installation view of To Bough and To Bend, artist pictured Billy Joe Miller and Nathan Weick, photo: Robert Wedemeyer
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