Naturally Artificial: Works by Jason DeMarte

Denver Botanic Gardens, Gates Court Gallery

February 21 – May 20, 2018

  • Reception: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m.; Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
  • Exhibit organized in collaboration with RULE Gallery, Denver
demarte corn syrup summer detailJason DeMarte, Corn Syrup Summer (detail), pigment ink print, 2015

Jason DeMarte’s large-scale digital photographs juxtapose idyllic natural landscapes with the visual gluttony of consumerism.

Representing the natural world through unnatural elements, his works combine images of plants and animals with discordant artificial elements and processed foods. The synthetic world his creatures inhabit combines romanticized depictions of nature with the hyper-perfection of modern consumerist imagery. DeMarte’s works explore the manipulation of truth in today’s processed culture.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206