To plant a seed is to have hope for a tomorrow. To cultivate a garden is to fathom that there can be a future but accepting and working with inevitable failures. Through painting and ceramic sculpture Emmanuel Osahor captures the ever-changing nature of gardens where everything is always in process and there is often a balance between haphazard construction and the arduous pursuit of perfection. Osahor has an interest in the labour and lineages of public and private gardens and their potential as sites of collective respite and convalescence.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and curated by Lindsey Sharman. Presented by the Poole Centre of Design.