Exhibitions and Catalogues | Mary Abma

“In My Own Back Yard” is an exhibition containing series of works that are rooted in the study of botany and history--specifically, historical and current botanical practices that have led to ecosystem degradation and homogenization. The artworks‘ grounding in my own piece of property in a typical suburban neighbourhood personalizes the ecological issues, literally bringing them “home”. “In My Own Back Yard” was an in-depth project that spanned four years of intensive study and exploration. There are four separate components that form a comprehensive exhibition of this project; however, each component can stand alone or will work well in combination with one or more of the others. See Artist’s Statement for more info.

Exhibition History

2011 Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON 

2012 Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2013 Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON

2013 Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON

2014 Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, ON


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