Mary Ivy Martin is a visual artist who collaborates with natural materials to confront a disconnection with nature in daily life. Her practice is currently based in Brooklyn where she continues her ongoing exploration of relating to nature in a dense urban environment.
Potted plants quietly work hard in our homes and offices, while getting little recognition or a day off. To honor the work that plants do and the vital role they play in our lives, Mary Ivy Martin takes a houseplant on vacation, challenging the boundaries of indoors/outside, object/place, and nature-culture relationships.
For Grow Op 2014, Martin is taking her houseplant on vacation. On Sunday, April 27th at 1pm, She invites the public to join her with their own houseplants, for a picnic at Dufferin Park Amphitheatre.
GROW OP will be on public display at the Gladstone April 24 – 27, 2014
Curated by Victoria Taylor, and featuring 26 new projects, Grow Op 2014 is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative landscape and urban design event, celebrating innovative ideas and conceptual responses to sustainable placemaking across a broad range of creative practices.
For press and media inquiries please contact the Gladstone Hotel’s Managing Director – Artistic Projects, Britt Welter-Nolan