Brasserie Four Presents
Augusta Sparks Farnum’s New works: Besides the Garden
Opening: 3-5 pm, Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Show: April 28, 2015 - June 27, 2015
Brasserie Four - 4 East Main Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362 http://www.brasseriefour.com/ 509.529.2011
Announcing Augusta Sparks Farnum’s newest body of drawings and interior murals, to be shown at Brasserie Four. The new work is the third installment, the first two shown respectfully through her solo shows at AMO in Waitsburg in 2013, and at the Telander Gallery in Walla Walla in 2014. She has continued her work in graphite, this time adding mural paper and 23 karat gold as tools to represent her raw response to landscape.
The opening is 3 o’clock to 5 o’clock, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Owner, Hannah MacDonald has graciously surrendering her walls, from April 28, 2015, - June 27, 2015, to display Farnum’s landscapes and wall installations. Brasserie Four, at 4 east Main Street in Walla Walla, is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday through Saturday. When not enjoying the luxurious french meals served by Brasserie Four, the best gallery viewing hours are between 3 to 5 pm.
Please contact Brasserie Four for sales. For questions about the materials, installation and commissions: www.augustasparks.com
New works: Besides the Garden
By Dylan Farnum
Augusta's new pieces explore the breeched greenhouse, the forced entry of the garden into the interior space. For Augusta, the interior space is understood to be the surrounding interior of our physical existence, the home, the office, the studio, the school, the restaurant. It is also the interior of our physiological existence, the heart, the lungs, the breasts, the kidneys, the womb, the brain.
Walking into her studio over these last six months conjures a dream memory of a humid summer adventure. Hacking through kudzu with a repurposed rebar machete, you find yourself in the unhinged doorway of a forgotten arboretum. The branches have sluiced through the cracks, winding around mullions, overpowering the shattered panes and gaps in the framing. Breaking and entering, filling the gaps, and encompassing the fractured room. They find the light, and redistribute their infinite branching. The garden has entered the building.