Cynthia Farnell: Garlands
December 17, 2016 - January 28, 2017
opening reception: Saturday, December 17 4pm-7pm
Garlands is a suite of large-scale prints and a video piece by Atlanta-based artist Cynthia Farnell. Farnellís baroque elaborations are an attempt to connect with deeper and enduring aspects of human experience through beauty and continuity.
In this series of pigment inkjet prints on Belgian linen, blooming plants are metaphors for cycles of death and regeneration as well as poignant remnants of human presence. Many of the flowers Farnell uses as source material are bulb-forming lilies acquired as pass-along plants. Their cultivation provides her with a sense of place and connection with the past.