The Armory Show: New Edens

Sam Van Aken

Mar 03 – Mar 05, 2011

Sam Van Aken

New Edens, 2011

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The Feldman Gallery will exhibit a solo installation by San Van Aken entitled New Edens. An orchard of trees with genetically altered properties will be the main feature of the booth. As designed and grafted by the artist, the trunks and leader branches identify the trees as peach, plum, cherry, nectarine, and apricot, respectively, but each tree has the capacity to simultaneously grow all five fruits. As a work in progress, one can see the five different blossoms on each tree. Alongside the orchard will be synthetic mutations of grafted fruits which form strange and provocative hybrids. A display stand will have hybrid vegetable seed starters in small pots, and on the walls will be large digital prints composed from mixed seed packets, part of the artist’s raw material.
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New Edens, 2011

New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

installation view

New Edens, 2011

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New Edens, 2011

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