Our regular feature, Collection Rotation. Every month, I invite a guest to organize a mini-exhibition from our collection works online. Please welcome poet and artist Yedda Morrison. [NB: click images for larger view. Lovely.] Thanks, Yedda!
A biocentric readingof SFMOMA’S permanent collection; or foraging for sub-narratives within the aesthetic colonization of the natural world.
Procedure: Explore the permanent collection by keywords related to “nature” (landscape, plant, flower, etc.). Collect and organize these specimens. Create a series of virtual landmasses or imagescapes using found specimens.
Yedda Morrison is a writer and visual artist. Her books include Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Press, 2008) and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). Darkness is forthcoming from Make Now Press in Los Angeles. Morrison is represented by Republic Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. (republicgallery.com); for more of her work see www.yeddamorrison.com.