On June 20th, at the tail end of a rainstorm, we gathered in East Harlem at the David Richard Gallery for to see the exhibition, Landscape Medicine: Rebecca Allan and Dean Fleming. This two person exhibition draws on each artists shared dedication to revealing the majesty of landscape and the power of the natural world to open us to deeper levels of perception and attentiveness to our surroundings. David Eichholtz gave us an introduction to the gallery, which specializes in Post-War abstraction in the U.S. with an emphasis on nurturing emerging artists. Rebecca spoke about her deep connection to the natural world and how her work as a gardener and plants record manager has informed this recent body of work. It was worth braving the rain for a lively discussion about how landscape, place, gardening tools and a close observation of the natural world all weave into Rebecca’s vibrant abstract paintings.
To learn more about Rebecca Allan’s work, visit: rebeccaallan.com