Internationally recognized artist, Nathalia Edenmont, spoke with the public at the opening reception of her solo exhibition, “Fruitfulness,” which will be on view in the Stamford Museum’s Bendel Galleries through November 3, 2019. (contributed photo)
Stamford, CT - In late September, the Stamford Museum & Nature Center welcomed internationally recognized Swedish artist, Nathalia Edenmont, for the opening reception of her solo exhibition, “Fruitfulness.” Organized by the Flint Institute of Arts of Michigan and the Nancy Hoffman Gallery of New York City, “Fruitfulness” features twenty arresting photographs created over the last twelve years.
“Fruitfulness” will be on view in the Stamford Museum’s Bendel Galleries through November 3, 2019. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The final weekend of the exhibition coincides with SM&NC’s annual Harvest Festival.
“Nathalia fearlessly reawakens memories from her past through her compositions; in fact she views these pieces as her children and legacy.” said Jillian Casey, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions for the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. “Her striking images snare us with their honesty and beauty. Experiencing her work in person creates a powerful moment that’s not easily forgotten.”
Edenmont creates elaborate compositions of wistful women wearing garments constructed from unconventional, often organic, materials, with each piece taking up to 18 hours to create.
The artist says her repository of images comes from her dreams, her past works, art history, contemporary culture, and “the DNA code” she uses to build her powerful lexicon of life and loss. “I only look inside my head; what I see in my mind is what I create," said Edenmont. "I do not sketch; the image is complete and sharp within me. I have absolute control over all aspects of what I do.”
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT (3/4 mile North of Merritt Parkway Exit 35.) For more information call 203.977.6521 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction, seeking to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor’s experience of our unique site.