The Baker Museum

Tamara Kostianovsky

Botanical Revolution

Tamara Kostianovsky at the Baker Art Museum, Naples, FL

Artist Tamara Kostianovsky utilizes repurposed clothing and other textiles to create dynamic works of sculpture that reference humankind’s connections to nature by echoing the forms of birds, tree stumps, plants and cow carcasses. Some works, such as her suspended cow carcass sculptures, demonstrate the artist’s concerns about consumption. Others, including her colorful bird- and plant-filled wall panels, reference 18th-century French wallpaper patterns and comment on the exoticization of the Americas by Europeans during the colonial era. This exhibition, the artist’s first in the southeastern United States, will include new work inspired by the bird and plant life of Southwest Florida.