PARADISE FOUND Exhibition
The Art of Carol Bouyoucos
On view: October 20th – 30th Gallery hours: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Mondays & Tuesdays, by appointment
Venue: Gallery Arte Azulejo 154 Orchard St, New York City
Friday, July 21st, 2022 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carol Greenan Bouyoucos’ work embodies not a fall from grace, as in Milton’s, “Paradise Lost,” but a paradise found in a time of personal change and reﬂection, and nature as muse, no fruit forbidden.
Bouyoucos creates immersive photomontages, layering turn-of-the-century images with her lush digital representations of the natural world. With a poet’s eye, mines her own travels as well as historic images and photographs to create environments that are both actual and fantastical. From hyper-real ﬂowers to tropical trees dripping with moss, her montages entice viewers to linger.
“I am inspired by early American and European landscape, and botanical art, as works by Thomas Cole, Maria Sibylla Merian, and Robert John Thornton illustrate. Weaving historical imagery into the narrative embeds a feeling of nostalgia for nature, whereas working within a digital platform suggests that there is a changing truth to the environmental story. My practice has always been shaped by technology. I embrace the aesthetic tension that digital materiality imposes on the work to redeﬁne it and offer new questions about it. Environmental and social borderlines are conﬂicted today, but history has taught us that contemplating nature can compel humanity to work toward change.
LES* Gallery Night : Thursday October 20th, 4 pm – 8 pm (*Lower East Side)
Opening Reception: Friday October 21st, 4pm – 9pm Public & Private Tours: Dates TBD
Closing: Sunday, October 30th, 6 pm
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