Allora & Calzadilla

Antille . 2022

photos: © Martin Argyroglo . + Galerie Chantal Crousel

Also installed throughout the space is Graft (2021). Thousands of pink blossoms, cast from the flowers of roble trees (Tabebuia heterophylla), an oak species native to the Caribbean, appear as though a wind has swept them across the floor. The hand-painted petals are reproduced in seven variations or degrees of decomposition, from the freshly fallen to the wilted and brown. Graft alludes to environmental changes that have been set in motion through the interlocking effects of colonial exploitation and climate change.
Galerie Chantal Crousel