July 5-22, 2007
Reception: Friday, July 14, 7pm-9pm
The Artel Arts Accommodation & Venue, Kingston, Canada
With a hearty green thumbs-up for locally-sourced, alternative food solutions and an individualized approach to health care, this exhibition is concerned with agitating viewers on the underdeveloped standards of preventative health care, the marginalization of nutrition, and the phenomenal pop-culturalization and monopolization of food markets.
In navigating a route to health through a labyrinth of public services, fear of alternative (”unscientific”) methods, fad diets, and manufactured-nutrition solutions; all of which threaten to overwhelm badly needed public discourse, Gjen presents Miracle-Grow as an installation, including animation and living sculpture, that advocates for more integrated methods and the reevaluation of what it means to live well.
Exhibition included an accompanying text by Lisa Visser.
…fooling ourselves into thinking that health, life, taste and cravings are not connected becomes a matter of cost and convenience; the consequences of which we are only beginning to understand.
The Kingston Whig Standard
July 14, 2007