Graphic Design by Meehan/Spinat
Image by Charles Brewer
Valley Oak Leaf
About the Show[Placeholder] is a project about holding—and being held by—place. It investigates ruptured relationships to land, and searches for pathways toward repair.
For the last year, I have been an artist in residence at Peregrine School, teaching a class to 3rd-6th graders once a week. Together we experiment with ways to connect ourselves to the land we live on.
These experiments have ranged from drawing maps of our neighborhoods to trying to label every plant we can see in the yard to making advertisements from the perspectives of plants who are trying to get humans to propagate them.
Herbarium collects these [Placeholder] experiments, many of which make visible our connection (or lack of connection) to plants.
About the Artist
Eliza Gregory is a social practice artist, a photographer, an educator and a curator. She holds a BA from Princeton University and an MFA from Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice program. Eliza’s work focuses on identity, relationships, and connections between people and places. She builds complex project structures that unfold over time to reveal compassion, insight and new social forms. She teaches Photography & Social Practice at Sacramento State.