Curated by Sima Familant, Grass Grows by Itself is a mashup of creative minds old and new, including works by: Chakaia Booker, Mark Bradford, Dale Chihuly, Wade Guyton, David Hammons, Carmen Herrera, Jim Hodges, Wolfgang Laib, Cameron Martin, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Molly McIver, Virginia Overton, George Rickey, Leigh Ruple, Kianja Strobert, Richard Tuttle, Charlene von Heyl, and Robert Žungu.
Inspired by the Zen proverb “sit quietly, doing nothing, as when spring comes, the grass grows by itself…” the art will allow individual artistic practices to come together as a unified platform, creating a new community. The show weaves the threads of diversity and artistic practices into social progress on an intimate, local level. The goal of this exhibition is to explore how artists intimate and unique perspectives speak more to the universal condition and a hope that the works will engage viewers to spur new dialogues.
Sima Familant is a private curator and art ad- visor. Before starting her art advisory company in 2005, Familant was with Greenberg Van Doren Gallery in New York where she staged important exhibitions that catapulted many emerging artists to success. Previously she worked as the Director of Greene Naftali Gallery in New York. She received her MA in Post-War and Contemporary Art from So- theby’s Institute in London.
The exhibit will run from July 15th until September 9, 2010