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The Garden of Death and Desire – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

The Garden of Death and Desire
New work by Heather Poon
The Institute for Art and Olfaction Project Space
On view: February 11 to March 3, 2016

 

 

poon_smallThe Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to present The Garden of Death and Desire – a solo exhibition of Heather Poon’s work, presented in an immersive, sensorial installation exploring  seduction and murder in the natural world.

Seduction and death in the botanical and entomological realm are no less intense an experience for their scale. Taking the loves, symbiotic relationships and deaths of carnivorous plants and insects as her subjects of exploration, Heather creates paintings that examine in close-up the lilliputian but powerful tools that these often overlooked beings have at their disposal.

The exhibition will feature a collaborative scent component, developed by Heather in conjunction with The Institute for Art and Olfaction.

 

Opening Reception:
Thursday, Feb 11, 7-9pm
The Institute for Art and Olfaction Project Space
Directions and parking

 

Heather_SmallABOUT HEATHER POON

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Heather Poon moved to the United States as a teen, and currently works as an Art Director for a mobile game company. An avid traveler and a curious mind, Heather’s work can be seen at heatherp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

projectspace_250ABOUT THE IAO PROJECT SPACE

The IAO’s upstairs project space is devoted to short-term exhibitions, installations and residencies (through our IN_LAB program). We welcome artists of all stripes to make use of the space in an ongoing open call for proposals. Although exhibitions often relate to olfactory or other sensorial themes, the requirements, expectations and results are wide open.