The Washington Art Association’s exhibition, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, will present emerging artists from New York and Chicago. The title of the exhibit was selected by curator, Tim Bergstrom, and was inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s 16th century, three paneled oil painting of the same name.
Bosch’s painting is an explosive piece depicting heaven, earth and hell, rich with an invention and strangeness, provocative for its time.
The pieces on display reflect these qualities. These contemporary artists have much more freedom to explore ideas in any direction and with almost unlimited information at their fingertips, exploring the most idiosyncratic of places.
This show encourages the viewer to dive into the separate elements that make up its whole. More over, as in the three panels of Bosch’s painting, the three spaces of the gallery will conjure images of beauty, temporality and the hellacious, proving when it comes to inventiveness of artists, some things never change.