Libby Leshgold Gallery

Exhibition curated by Cate Rimmer
Opening Reception: Tuesday February 3, 2009 at 7:30pm

The Charles H. Scott Gallery is pleased to present Fallow, a solo exhibition by Vancouver-based artist Germaine Koh. In this installation, plants and groundcover from a fallow urban lot have been transplanted into the gallery, completely filling the exhibition space. The sense of disuse and non-productivity associated with vacant lots is transformed through this process of relocation. What was once identified as a void within the landscape of urban development is ascribed with new use value. As Koh says, “Although withdrawn from ‘constructive’ use, the space is far from empty, but rather full of richly non-productive time and process.”

An earlier version of Fallow was shown in Berlin in 2005 at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Germaine Koh’s site-responsive projects have been shown at numerous galleries internationally including the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and The British Museum in the UK, De Appel in the Netherlands, Art Forum Berlin and the Frankfurter Kunstverein. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.