All Flowers Keep the Light
On view through June 13, 2021 and Online
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC)
Curated by Mara Williams, “All Flowers Keep the Light” was postponed for nearly a year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally focused on artwork that harnesses the symbolic potential of flowers to represent personal loss, the exhibit was expanded to include work commemorating communal and societal ruptures as well. The title is drawn from a line in a Theodore Roethke poem: “Deep in their roots all flowers keep the light.” Featured artists are Miles Chapin, Clare Elliott, Anna Schuleit Haber, Amy Jenkins, Colleen Kiely, Cathy Osman, and John Willis, whose multimedia work was created in collaboration with poet Robin Behn and musician Matan Rubinstein.
Virtual tour: https://eazel.net/
[Image: Anna Schuleit Haber, “BLOOM: Second Floor Tulips Massachusetts Mental Health Center Boston, MA,” (2003), photograph, 68 x 42 inches, courtesy of the artist]