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Plant~Sa~Tion

Plant·sa·tion
/plant/senˈsāSH(ə)n/
noun
1. a physical feeling or perception resulting from nature that happens to or comes into contact with the body.

2. a widespread reaction of interest and excitement towards nature

Plant·sa·tion is a place where we illuminate the majestic natural world around us. A place to escape and reflect, lost in the deep greens of the forest and copper texture of the bare ground. Plant·sa·tion is a place we live in and a place within us. 

Working together in collaboration, Ariel Foster and Erick Antonio Benitez create a multimedia installation focusing on the exploration of nature and its integration with man-made environments. Using projections, soundscapes, light-sculptures, plants and fabricated tapestries from linocuts, Plant·sa·tion invites the viewer to reflect and examine its relation with the natural world in our own personal spaces, whether it be through the lens of technology, fashion, design, interior and exterior landscapes, and our day to day relationship with nature from food, medicine, and knowledge.

About the space:

El Palacio Del Sol is a nomadic pop-up space located in the cellar of a historical mansion in the heart of Reservoir Hill. In the past 5 years, this 200-year-old building has been rehabilitated and this is the first event to set off the space’s mission to showcase site-specific work that pushes the boundaries of a conventional gallery setting. 

  Disconnect to Reconnect (The hidden and unseen)   ,   2017  Moving image on flat screen installed with assorted plants, and red light.  dimensions vary according to space.

Disconnect to Reconnect (The hidden and unseen), 2017

Moving image on flat screen installed with assorted plants, and red light.

dimensions vary according to space.


 Installation View of Wachuma, Caapi, and Disconnect to Reconnect

Installation View of Wachuma, Caapi, and Disconnect to Reconnect

 Wachuma (San Pedro), 2017  Acrylic and flash paint on thermal mylar blanket  84 x 52

Wachuma (San Pedro), 2017

Acrylic and flash paint on thermal mylar blanket

84 x 52

 Caapi (Ayahuasca), 2017  Acrylic and flash paint on thermal mylar blanket  84 x 52

Caapi (Ayahuasca), 2017

Acrylic and flash paint on thermal mylar blanket

84 x 52

 "Time was not passing., it was moving in a circle", 2017  Plexiglass, assortedd LED Lights, Croton Plant, & Sand (Gulf of Mexico)  24 x 40 x 40   

"Time was not passing., it was moving in a circle", 2017

Plexiglass, assortedd LED Lights, Croton Plant, & Sand (Gulf of Mexico)

24 x 40 x 40

 

 "Time was not passing., it was moving in a circle", 2017 (detail)  Plexiglass, assortedd LED Lights, Croton Plant, & Sand (Gulf of Mexico)  24 x 40 x 40

"Time was not passing., it was moving in a circle", 2017 (detail)

Plexiglass, assortedd LED Lights, Croton Plant, & Sand (Gulf of Mexico)

24 x 40 x 40

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 Absence of Nature, 2017  Acrylic on Mylar (Diptych)  10 x 8 (each)

Absence of Nature, 2017

Acrylic on Mylar (Diptych)

10 x 8 (each)

 Installation View , 2017  Collaborative work by Ariel C Foster (right) & Erick Antonio Benitez(left)

Installation View , 2017

Collaborative work by Ariel C Foster (right) & Erick Antonio Benitez(left)

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  Un Sueño Verde , 2017  Fluorescent lights, gel screens, artificial vines, and Madagascar Palm Cactus on wood.  Dimension Vary

Un Sueño Verde, 2017

Fluorescent lights, gel screens, artificial vines, and Madagascar Palm Cactus on wood.

Dimension Vary

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   The Hidden and Unseen    , 2017   Linocut on Fabric, Video projection and Sound  Dimensions Vary   *This a collaborative work with Linocut prints on linen, coursey of the artist Ariel Foster with projection of moving images & sound created by Erick A Benitez

The Hidden and Unseen , 2017

Linocut on Fabric, Video projection and Sound

Dimensions Vary

*This a collaborative work with Linocut prints on linen, coursey of the artist Ariel Foster with projection of moving images & sound created by Erick A Benitez


  The Hidden and Unseen (detail), 2017   Linocut on Fabric, Video projection and Sound  Dimensions Vary   *This a collaborative work with Linocut prints on linen, courtesy of the artist Ariel Foster with projection of moving images & sound created by Erick A Benitez

The Hidden and Unseen (detail), 2017

Linocut on Fabric, Video projection and Sound

Dimensions Vary

*This a collaborative work with Linocut prints on linen, courtesy of the artist Ariel Foster with projection of moving images & sound created by Erick A Benitez


 Installation View

Installation View