STOCKBRIDGE — Starting Friday, June 10, with an opening reception from 5–7 p.m., Berkshire Botanical Garden will present the first of a four-part art exhibition titled “Symbiosis.”
Including outdoor sculptures in the gardens and indoor artwork in the Leonhardt Galleries, “Symbiosis” aesthetically merges art and the botanical world. Curated by renowned art collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, the exhibit will not only focus on the interaction between two organisms that mutually benefit each other, but also speak in a greater sense about the overall interconnectivity of living things.
Chair of The Rudin Family Foundations and executive vice president of Rudin Management, DeWoody is known for her vast art collection, which she houses and exhibits by appointment at The Bunker Artspace in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is vice chair of the Whitney Museum of American Art and life trustee at The New School in New York City.
The outdoor sculpture portion of “Symbiosis” is on exhibit from June 10–October 28. It will feature works by Michele Oka Doner, Daniel Gordon, Brandon Lomax, Yassi Mazandi, Thaddeus Mosley, Ben Wolf Noam, Kiki Smith, Ned Smyth, Wade Tullier, and Erwin Wurm.
The first of three indoor “Symbiosis” exhibits this season in BBG’s Leonhardt Galleries will run from June 10–July 24 and feature works by Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Ann Craven, Michele Benjamin, William Binnie, DABSMYLA, Robert Davis, E.V. Day, Jordan Doner, Walton Ford, Daniel Gordon, Mimi Gross, Karen Gunderson, Judi Harvest, Steven & William Ladd, Lee Relvas, Kathy Ruttenberg, Sean Mellyn, Dana Sherwood, Alan Sonfist, Ana María Velasco, Paul Villinski, LeRone Wilson, Rob Wynne, and Firooz Zahedi.
The second indoor exhibition will run from July 29–September 11, and feature works by Christopher Adams, Charles Arnoldi, L.C. Armstrong, Madeleine Bialke, David Brooks, Leidy Churchman, Peter Dayton, Margot Glass, Mimi Gross, Paula Hayes, Robert Hawkins, Marc Horowitz, Kathy Klein, Seffa Klein, Nancy Monk, Charles Ray, Tomás Saraceno, Max Hooper Schneider, Katherine Sherwood, Simone Shubuck, Coleen Sterritt, and Tabboo!
The third indoor exhibition will run from September 16–October 30, and feature works by John McAllister, Lou Beach, Helen Chung, Elliot Green, Adler Guerrier, Judi Harvest, Sophia Heymans, Marsia Holzer, Max Jansons, Poppy Jones, Iran Issa-Khan, Lacey Leonard, Matt Murphy, Peter Nadin, Rose Nestler, Jonathan Peck, Alexandra Penney, Rob Raphael, Megumi Shinozaki, Elizabeth Thompson, Celina Teague, Henry Vincent, Gabrielle Vitollo, Shanna Waddell, Faith Wilding, and Anna Zemánková.