Beinart Hosts Explorative Group Show ‘Botanical Bestiary’

by Andy SmithPosted on


Lauren Marx

In a new group show at Beinart Gallery in Australia, nature’s flora and fauna are explored. Courtney Brims, Lauren Marx, Crystal Morey and Thomas Jackson, each with his or her own distinctive approach and themes, contribute to “Botanical Bestiary,” which runs from Aug. 11 through Sept. 2 at the space. Much of the work is inspired by the terrain of Australia itself, from the native artists.


Crystal Morey


Lauren Marx


Thomas Jackson


Courtney Brims

The gallery offers some insight into how each artist’s practice collides with nature. “Brims’ drawings are inspired by the Australian rainforest and natural processes, such as pollination, propagation and dispersal,” it says. “Marx’s pieces address her obsession with iconography while also exploring spirituality and healing. Morey’s hybrid porcelain figures, including human, animal and botanical elements, show that we are dependent on each other’s well-being. Jackson’s paintings reference native Australian plants that utilise fire for germination and fire’s effect on the animals that use such plants for food or habitation.”

See more works from the show below.


Courtney Brims


Crystal Morey


Courtney Brims


Thomas Jackson


Lauren Marx


Thomas Jackson


Crystal Morey