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Katzman Contemporary: An afternoon of literary engagement and spirited dialogue

Katzman Contemporary: An afternoon of literary engagement and spirited dialogue

Nonsuch Garden is the culmination of Patrick Mahon’s recent artistic activity exploring the visual language of water and its repositories, as well as the vessels that traverse this natural element. This expansive exhibition merges motifs of ships and gardens within a fractured framework of colonialism that looks to a possible future through a lens from the past. Nonsuch Garden visually integrates the dichotomous notions of the natural, organic structure of plant-life itself, with the formal, structural elements of a cultivated garden, and the historical reverberations that this juxtaposition creates. While Mahon’s work is informed by printmaking, the works in this series transcend formal categorization by thwarting conventional practice, and extending materiality through its concepts.

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