Almine Rech London is delighted to present A Green Place by American artist Lily Stockman, on view from May 25 until July 30, 2022.
Taken from Derek Jarman’s garden journal, “A Green Place” is a reference to his rugged garden on the Dungeness shingle, and also, by his notes, a loose translation of the ancient Persian word for paradise. A quick etymology search proves Jarman slightly off; “paradise” more closely translates to enclosure, or enclosed park. That gap in translation –what is wild versus what is enclosed– is fertile territory for Stockman’s biomorphic abstractions, which also delineate a sort of color-coded paradise that resides both inside and outside her painterly outlines, frames, and boundaries. A keen gardener and student of art history (Stockman studied botany and painting at Harvard and later apprenticed in Indian miniature painting in Jaipur), Stockman explores the possibilities of the natural world and our place in it.