June 9 – August 18, 2001
Botanica is a mixed media installation by Montana artist Clarice Dreyer that captures the beauty and magic of the formal garden. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition is scheduled for the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. Dreyer's sculptures, cast in aluminum and bronze, include gazebos, arbors, birdhouses, carts, birdbaths and columns, often encircled with twigs and vines and cast in exquisite detail. Drawn from a variety of sources, Dreyer's installation incorporates the mysteries of nature with her memories of rural life, to create a metaphor for ordinary life as an aesthetic and spiritual experience.