Sacred Tree Habitat
Justin Freed Exhibits Sacred Tree Habitat
a Multimedia Installation at Galatea Fine Art
Galatea Fine Art is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit Sacred Tree Habitat, a multimedia solo show by artist Justin Freed.
The exhibit will open with a reception on Friday, November 2, from 6-8pm, and continue through December 2, 2018.
A show about reverence, awe and healing, it reveals Freed’s lifetime preoccupation with water and trees.
“What’s this about trees? Aesthetically and viscerally I’m crazy about trees: talking trees, walking trees, floweringtrees, erotic trees, snake trees, womb trees, tree roots, trees in water, parchment trees,elephant trees and the fallen trees that evoke my ancestor’s bones and mine to come.Everything is connected. I think the key word is sacred.”
The gallery will be converted to a semi-black box theater, with a narrative about the variety and life and death of trees projected on several theater scrims on the walls and ceiling. A soundtrack including work by Grammy award-winning composer Maria Schneider, hundreds of photographs, videos, small sculptural tree forms, and prints of trees on metal will complete the setting. Live webcams will be set up for viewing the exhibit online.
Multimedia artist Justin Freed, 82, has been a photographer for 65 years and videographer for 25 years. His work includes nature photography, editorial, documentary, drawing, sculpture and digital work. Exploring the intersection of art and healing, Sacred Tree Habitat follows his November 2015 installation Water Refuge,described as “…beautiful, calming, unifying, affirming…elevates the heart and soothes the spirit.” Sacred Tree Habitat sums up a lifetime of work in an aesthetic statement and promises to provide a similar immersive and meditative experience.