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Lawrence Daley: We Florists - A Brooks Art

Exhibition preview

CAN A dehumidifier provide enough moisture to keep the plants in a flowerbed alive? This is the question that forms the starting point for We Florists and it is one that will be answered from October 4 to October 27, 2012, at A Brooks Art.

During this time, a flowerbed and two dehumidifiers will occupy the gallery. While the gallery is open these dehumidifiers will take moisture from the air and drain this directly into the soil.

We Florists is a site-specific response to the history of 194 -196 Hoxton Street and particularly its previous role as a florist. In this case visitors to the gallery have contributed all the flowers and plants used. The arrangement of the flowers has been made by Mark Brooks who ran this space as a florist before it became a gallery.

A publication documenting the progress of We Florists will be available from A Brooks Art once the exhibition has finished.

There will be an Artist Talk with Lawrence Daley and Dr Megha Rajguru on October 11, 2012 (6.30 – 7.30pm).

Just what sort of impact does art have on us? Can it change how we perceive the world around us? Or is it just a trivial distraction providing a momentary break from more pressing concerns. Lawrence Daley and Dr Megha Rajguru will discuss these issues in relation to A Brooks Art current exhibition We Florists.

This is an open discussion – to attend and also share your opinions. This event is free of charge but please book a place as availability is limited.

Open: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12 – 6pm (Sunday and any other time by appointment).

A Brooks Art, 194 – 196 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LH