The Garden: Thistle & Thorn

The Garden: Thistle & Thorn is available for booking.   Across the globe and from King to commoner, the garden has provided sustenance and pleasure throughout time in both corporeal and spiritual ways.  As in Milton’s Paradise Lost or Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights to Monet’s Giverny or Thoreau’s Walden Pond, artists have portrayed the garden as an ever evolving and fertile metaphor for life colored by contrasts.  No matter its form, the garden protects and provides as much as it provokes and stimulates.

In this time of anxiety and uncertainty, The Garden: Thistle & Thorn offers a much-needed refuge and heartening reprieve.

Size of Exhibition: 
Approximately 250 running feet (walls) + open areas for suspended or pedestal works. Exhibition may be sized to suit your gallery specifications.   

Number of Works:
20 wall mounted works (7 with multiple parts) / 1 floor installation / 1 suspended work (7 parts) / 1 installation variable (50 small parts) to be installed on pedestals, shelves or in cases.  1 optional vinyl installation on glass available upon request.  

Support Materials Provided by Wylie Contemporary, Inc:
Press Packet (High resolution jpgs, texts, logo, label template), Catalog (1), Condition Report, detailed Installation Instructions, and special installation hardware travels with the exhibition or available online.

Support Material Provided by Venue:
Signed contract, pedestals (with bonnets preferred), mailing / e-vite, gallery signage and labels, press material to appropriate media list, reception, installation / de-installation / repacking, security (guard/gallery attendants during the day – alarmed doors/windows at night), onsite insurance with transit insurance to next venue, and a non-refundable fee of $3000 – paid at point of booking.   Transport:
Packed in reusable museum quality boxes or crates.  Each venue to provide one-way insured shipping to the next venue.

Total # Boxes:  15 – Total Weight (lbs): 471  
Total Cubes / Volume of Boxes Stacked: 
69 cubic feet                                                          
Total Value Artwork:  $175,800 – Total Value T&E / PR: $6,030  

Available on request:
Gallery Talk / Panel presentation / workshops onsite and/or virtual by artist(s) when funding permits
Extra Catalogs / Available at venue expense through

Piedmont Art Museum, Martinsville, VA; Aug 7 – Oct 10, 2020 (Pilot)
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT:  May 22 – Aug 28, 2022
Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; Sep 7 – Oct 8, 2023

Available Late Summer 2024 and beyond    Please use the Dropbox link below for the complete prospectus.

Curator/Administrator:  Wylie Contemporary, Inc / Reni Gower – – (804) 357-5442 c

Categories: Traveling Exhibitions