23 July—23 October 2016
Cerith Wyn Evans is featured in ‘I still believe in miracles’ at Inverleith House. The group show marks the gallery’s 30th anniversary, bringing together works by artists who have given solo exhibitions over the past 30 years.
Wyn Evans’ sculpture Dear Lucifer (2009-16) returns to Inverleith House for the exhibition, after first being shown as part of a solo presentation by the artist in 2009. Dear Lucifer was realised using plants from Inverleith House’s collection; cacti and orchids, sitting atop mirrored plinths, which give a fragmented view of the surrounding room.
Contemporary works are accompanied in ‘I still believe in miracles’ by archival drawings from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Linnaean Society of London. The exhibition embodies Inverleith House’s three-decade long engagement with both contemporary art and botany, acknowledging the continuing importance of both artistic and scientific enquiry in our understanding of the natural world.
The exhibition is part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
‘I still believe in miracles’
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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Image: Installation view, I still believe in miracles, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (from left to right Thomas Houseago, ‘Untitled Drawing for Paul’, 2011; Cerith Wyn Evans, ‘Dear Lucifer’, 2009 – 2016; Roni Horn, ‘Remembered Words (Blue Devils)’, 2013). All works © the artist Photo Michael Wolchover