Emerging Artist Series #9
Jenny Yurshansky
Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory

January 24 – March 26, 2015
Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24 at Pitzer College Art Galleries, 2-4pm
1050 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, US

Blacklisted: A Planted Allegory is a site-specific, multi-dimensional exhibition that explores national identities, immigration and multiculturalism through the lens of native and invasive plant species. The methodology involved creating an extensive index of invasive species found in Claremont, California, rendered as a large-scale projection—a collapsed time lapse record of the collected plants' growth during June 2014; and a light-box image of their incubated sequestration. In addition, the exhibition features an archive of the 133 collected plants, in the style of a classic botanical herbaria and a vacuous glass vitrine that references the Harvard Museum of Natural History’s Ware Collection of Glass Models of Plants’ native California flora, modeled in 1892—which are now threatened. This multi-faceted project allows viewers to engage in a meaningful and nuanced way with issues regarding evolving ideas that are inherently tied to the identities of border cultures.”



BlacklistedBlacklisted: A Planted Allegory (Incubation), 2014