Fancy Aberrance

2nd Hand Shop, Montmorency
Exhibition: 17 August - 18 October 2012


Aitken Fancy Aberrance

Fancy Aberrance, 2012, oil on linen, oil on board, live succulents, 209 x 234 cm


Aitken Fancy Aberrance

Fancy Aberrance (detail a), 2012, cotyledon orbiculata, 15 x 15 cm


Aitken Fancy Aberrance detail c

Fancy Aberrance (detail c), 2012, oil on linen, 25 x 25 cm








This installation consists of paintings as well as several living cotyledon orbiculata succulents in pots and a wooden structure which both frames and expands the work.

Fancy Aberrance continues an interest I have in the gardens near home, especially in the elements that have been introduced and have since become ubiquitous. Taken in isolation, each succulent here becomes a specimen to be reconsidered: for its stillness, its alien flesh, and for its brilliant adaptability - seductive to both gardeners and painters.


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