"Second Nature" OPENING at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden / by Mira Lehr

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"Second Nature" OPENING at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Mira Lehr
Second Nature
July 23 – October 2, 2016
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Adam R. Rose & Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center
10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
Open everyday from 9:30am until 4:30pm

Mira Lehr’s work is a meditation on the natural world—more on what things do, than how they look.
 
Her connection with South Florida’s unique landscape and its complex relationship to both human and natural forces has been a constant influence on her work. Lehr brings the fragile qualities of nature to the fore through her use of materials. Gunpowder-burned trails as roots and blooming organic forms are juxtaposed in her visual narratives.
 
The creation of art within Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden offers a synergy where nature and art are intertwined. It captures the imagination of the human spirit, and ideally, we see our existence linked with nature. Lehr hopes to take the viewer into an exploratory journey capturing the spirit of the vulnerable enigma that lives amongst us.
 
Second Nature is influenced by the concepts of creation and destruction, the hard edge versus the soft focus, the yin and the yang, as well as the harmonious and the enigmatic.

Image: Mira Lehr, Approaching the Singularity (triptych), 2016
Ignited Fuses, Gunpowder, Resin, Inks, & Acrylic on Canvas, 8 x 22 feet