Myfanwy MacLeod: The Botanist


Myfanwy MacLeod: The Botanist

Chapter Arts, Cardiff


From: May 5th 2023
to: September 24th 2023

The Exhibition

The first solo exhibition in Wales by Canadian artist Myfanwy MacLeod. Taking Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire as a starting point, MacLeod examines four plants: the apple, the tulip, cannabis, and the potato, each identified by Pollan as evolving and multiplying across the world over centuries, to gratify human desire.  Across different media, MacLeod interrogates our mutually entangled histories through these rooted beings. Cultivating a vegetal gaze, from the fateful apple that brought about Adam and Eve’s downfall to the humble potato, MacLeod reconciles us with the botanical world, magnifying the interdependency and symbiotic relationship between plants and humans.

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