Stephanie Garon’s latest body of work, Recede on the Plain, contains environmental installations which juxtapose industrial elements with natural materials sourced from Maryland. These ecological interruptions of landscapes, conventions, and time capture paradoxes like permanence and impermanence. As the pieces decompose, nature’s vulnerability succumbs to humanity’s intervention.
Garon’s work aligns with the Arte Povera movement. By incorporating untraditional materials like dirt and weeds into the sculptures, and exhibiting them within a gallery setting, the viewer must consider their own connection to their elements.
Recede on the Plain uses installations to reflect the impact of global climate change and environmental fragility on an intimate level. As sculptural planes and lines adjust with time, these deceptively formal pieces explore the complexity of humanity’s relationship to nature