Hanna Wentz and Gabby Parker Capes

garbage flowers

8

February 2023

8

Feb

2023

3

Mar 2023

Gallery 1

garbage flowers

Hanna Wentz and Gabby Parker Capes

8

February 2023

8

February

2023

3

March 2023

Gallery 1

A collaboration between former New York City roommates, garbage flowers celebrates moments of beauty during depression— that feeling when colours seep back in and you start to take notice. Unguarded moments captured primarily on film feature fragmented scenes with the self, with others, and with the Earth, revealing the underlying sense of hope that comes with appreciating inconsequential things again. The exhibition gets its title from Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’, a love letter to a free-spirited woman who showed Cohen how to find beauty in the garbage and the flowers.

A collaboration between former New York City roommates, garbage flowers celebrates moments of beauty during depression— that feeling when colours seep back in and you start to take notice. Unguarded moments captured primarily on film feature fragmented scenes with the self, with others, and with the Earth, revealing the underlying sense of hope that comes with appreciating inconsequential things again. The exhibition gets its title from Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’, a love letter to a free-spirited woman who showed Cohen how to find beauty in the garbage and the flowers.

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Hanna Wentz

Hanna Claire Wentz (b. 1997, Minot, ND) is an artist and activist currently living and working in NYC. In 2019 she received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University with a double major in Chemistry and Art History. Her work observes the developmental journeys of adolescence and early adulthood, exploring the complex intersections of identity and mental health. Wentz’s work is characterized by bold use of color, movement and manual special effects. Wentz weaves together influences from fashion, internet culture and music to capture the zeitgeist of today’s American youths.

Gabby Parker Capes

Gabby Parker Capes is a First Nations writer and film photographer. Her work sits at the intersection of youthful unguarded moments and the otherworldly, dissolving into intimate portraits of the people she is closest to. Female friendships are at the centre of her artistic vision, and she hopes to convey her subjects with honesty, love and attention.