Eileen Hogan, artist and Professor of Fine Art in the CCW Graduate School, will be exhibiting work in the USA this month as part of “Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower”: artists’ books and the natural world at the Yale Center for British Art. Opening this month and running until August 2014, she will also deliver the keynote opening lecture for the exhibition on 14th May, focusing on her artistic response to Little Sparta, the garden created by Scottish poet Ian Hamilton Finlay and featured in the exhibition.
The exhibition aims to examine the intersections of artistic and scientific interest in natural history and the natural world from the sixteenth century to the present. On view from May 15 through August 10, 2014, it will explore depictions of Britain’s countryside and its native plant and animal life through more than two hundred objects drawn primarily from the Center’s collections, ranging from centuries-old manuscripts to contemporary artists’ books.
Showing alongside other examples of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists’ books by Mandy Bonnell, Tracey Bush, John Dilnot, Sarah Morpeth and Helen Douglas, Eileen’s work will form part of the exhibition which broadens the vision of the natural world to incorporate its interaction with consumer culture and with modern technologies.