As the starting point for our dynamic art programme, the reception showcases the work of Nicholas William Johnson. His recent research focuses on plant consciousness, which is not only a topic of interest in ancient mythologies and indigenous shamanic knowledge, but also in current academic studies. Johnson’s paintings can be described as lush “jungles”, with ripe fruit connoting an unabashed sensuality and an abundance of colour that is seductive to the eye. With these works, Johnson unites the “binary split” which the Enlightenment caused – that “gulf in perception” that divides human and plant consciousness.
Throughout the club we mix works from our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, to bring fresh perspectives, create visual dialogues and encourage conversation, intrigue and inspiration.