FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chandran Gallery Presents
The Beauty of Decay by Rebecca Louise Law
Ephemeral installation of 8,000 flowers examines decline and succession of natural material
Rebecca Louise Law, Hated Flower, 2014, Image by Nicola Tree
Exhibition Dates: July 08 - August 05, 2016
Opening Reception: Fri, July 08 2016 | 6 - 8pm
RSVP for Press Preview: Fri, July 08, 2016 | 5 - 6pm
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Chandran Gallery is pleased to present The Beauty of Decay by London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law. While the artist made headline news last year for her ambitious installation in Time Square’s Viacom building, The Beauty of Decay is her debut solo gallery exhibition in the United States. The show centers on a site-specific installation of 8,000 flowers which will gradually change and preserve throughout the duration of the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view July 08 - August 05 with an opening reception on Friday, July 08 from 6 - 8pm where the artist will be in attendance.
Rebecca Louise Law has gained international attention for her colossal installations created with natural materials, namely flora. The power of her installations lie within their continual transmutation as the live flowers exquisitely move through the natural stages of decay - wilting, fading and drying. By taking viewers on this journey of deterioration, Law extends the perceived limitation of the beauty of flowers, and imbues them with artistic value elevating them from merely decorative items.
Rebecca Louise Law, City Garden, 2016
Although Law has exhibited worldwide and has been commissioned by top luxury brands including Hermés, Mulberry and J&M Davidson, The Beauty of Decay is the first opportunity for visitors in the US to experience her work in a gallery setting. The artist will create an installation of 8,000 flowers individually entwined with copper wire that will descend from its 20’ ft. ceilings. The cascade of hovering flowers create an enveloping experience that will prompt viewers to examine how they perceive the value of the material as it transitions from lush to decay.
“'My art is about the human interaction with nature, I take flowers, control their environment, change their properties and allow the viewer to re-evaluate their worth.”-- Rebecca Louise Law
At the conclusion of the exhibition, Chandran Gallery will return the deteriorated flowers to Law’s studio in London where she will re-purpose them in her art, again extending the flowers’ vitality. The exhibition will also debut a series of limited edition prints created in collaboration with British Photographer Rachel Warne, based upon artworks set within the historic grounds of the Luton Hoo Estate, UK.
About Rebecca Louise Law
Rebecca Louise Law is an installation artist based in East London. Her notable commissions include The Flower Garden Display’d (The Garden Museum, London),The Grecian Garden (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens), and Flowers 2015: Outside In (Times Square, New York. Additionally, the artist’s work has been exhibited at sites such as the Royal Academy and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Law has been featured extensively with outlets including The Creators Project, New York Times, Architectural Digest, Hyperallergic Financial Times, Creative Review and Huffington Post. www.rebeccalouiselaw.com
About Chandran Gallery
Chandran Gallery was established in 2013 and presents a contemporary program, exhibiting established, mid-career and emerging artists to a worldwide audience. The gallery supports artists in transcending boundaries of discipline and presentation. This dedication has resulted in successful collaborations with recognized artists including Swoon, Monica Canilao and Richard Colman, and high profile events including the Beach House at the Shore Club and AMNIOTIC at Loews Hotel in association with Art Basel Miami Beach. In September 2015, the gallery opened its doors at its permanent location in Union Square, featuring a newly built 4,500 square foot, 2-level exhibition space. www.chandrangallery.com
What: The Beauty of Decay by Rebecca Louise Law
When: Exhibition Dates: July 08, 2016 - August 05, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 08, 2016 | 6 - 8pm
Where: Chandran Gallery
459 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 12-6pm
For More Information Visit: www.chandrangallery.com