January 15 – February 27, 2022

Forest Bathing

Curator, Jen Dragon

Forest Bathing is a concept that originated in Japan in the 1980’s as an antidote to an increasingly technological and alienating world. The idea is to mindfully walk in the woodlands and reconnect with the sounds, smells. colors and texture of nature. Forest Bathing is prescribed by Japanese physicians as a medical cure to calm stressed nerves, mitigate pain and heal the soul. Curated by Jen Dragon, Forest Bathing features artwork by Ashley Garrett, Anne Leith, Iain Machell, John Lyon Paul, Christy Rupp and Martin Weinstein. All six artists independently use the woodlands of upstate New York as a touchstone for very different and contemporary styles of painting and sculpture.