Fabrik Projects presents Marilyn Sanders' first exhibition at the gallery, THE FEROCITY OF FLOWERS.
Comprised of a selection of black and white and sepia-toned photographs from Marilyn Sanders' Botanicals series, THE FEROCITY OF FLOWERS represents a culmination of decades of aesthetic and conceptual exploration. Each flower takes on a subjecthood, character, and personality uniquely its own, caught in a moment of simultaneous growth and decay.
In Marilyn's words, each flower moves "beyond the visual to something intensely spiritual-a crossover of the endless life cycle that connects humanity and the natural world. A pollinating plant relates to the birth, life and death of each of us."
Jack Miles, recipient of both the Pulitzer and a MacArthur award, wrote of THE FEROCITY OF FLOWERS: "-so sweet, so innocent, we think. A May garland around a little girl's head…. And yet no wedding-the public proclamation of sexual ecstasy under way or about to begin-is without flowers, nor any funeral either. And for good reason both times: flowers are no more innocent than you are or I am. Flowers are awash in unruly desires, clamoring to live, refusing to die, beautiful when their desires arise and as beautiful when they die. Flowers are as fierce, as unapologetic, sometimes just as ferocious, as we are. Sanders shows us the ferocity of flowers and perhaps our own as well."