Lina Tharsing’s exhibition Making A New Forest opens tonight at Poem 88 Gallery in Atlanta, GA.
From Poem 88:
Lina Tharsing’s most recent works, painted from archival photographs taken at the American Museum of Natural History, seek a precise moment in both time and space when the lines of fiction and reality intersect. These paintings are not simply simulacra of another experience. Rather, in her novel recreations, Tharsing conjures new worlds and a new understanding of our relationship to the natural world and to narrative.
This exhibition comes on the heels of a successful show of the same name at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital.