This exhibition, curated by Yvonne Force, brings together a group of contemporary artists who explore the complexity and resonance of a long association between the natural world, sexuality and fertility, and spirituality and mysticism. Force’s understanding of the artistic practice as akin to witchcraft—resonant with ideas of creation in both the divine and horticultural senses—informs the curation of works that span landscape, figuration, symbolism and abstraction.
Presenting 29 artists (29 years is the length of Saturn’s orbit around the sun) and inspired by the modernized expression “Oh my Goddess!,” the exhibition is playfully engaged with both traditional and nontraditional deific archetypes: the mystic, the warrior, the sage, the lover, the maiden, and the matriarch. Loaded with surrealism, symbolism and humor, they also act to lend credence to the ongoing significance of figurative painting and sculpture. In bringing together several generations of women working internationally, Force's "Seed" simultaneously illustrates the continued vitality of contemporary studio practice.