Danbury’s Gallery at Still River Editions hosts ‘Imagined Gardens/Terrene Treasures: Photographs by Marcy Juran and Rob Jacobsen’
The Gallery at Still River Editions in Danbury’s is hosting “Imagined Gardens/Terrene Treasures: Photographs by Marcy Juran and Rob Jacobsen,” which opens with a free, public reception on Connecticut’s Open House Day Saturday, June 8, from 1-5 p.m.
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Juran’s “Imagined Gardens” features layered botanical photo encaustics that emphasize the patterns and shapes of leaves and flowers. Her childhood love of all things natural inform her art practice.
“I capture images of gardens as I travel, and am fascinated with the possibility of combining botanical specimens across miles and seasons, layering favorite blooms and leaves to create a series of fantastical ‘imagined gardens’,” she said in a news release.
Her photographs are finished with encaustic wax, derived from natural beeswax, which adds depth to her final pieces.
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In his “Terrene Treasures,” Jacobsen explores the world of fungi up close, getting down on their level, and showing the beauty of their forms. For a long time Jacobsen constructed images from natural materials in his studio using his scanner. Now he takes inspiration from mushrooms he finds while walking with his dog, Odin.
“The trails are full of them, and my dog walks very slowly. With camera in hand, I decided to explore them with as much intensity as Odin would explore the scents of the forest. Trees are so grand, to capture all the beauty of one is nearly impossible, but these little things nestled in the crooks of hidden away, dead tree trunks could be captured in all their splendor,” he said in the release. “Sometimes I framed them like a portrait or family photo, other times I added the bling of a marble to draw the eye, or a chrome ball to draw in the colors of the forest behind me.”
The exhibition runs through September 27.
The Gallery at Still River Editions, 128 E. Liberty St., Danbury. Regular hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m . Free admission. 203-791-1474.