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Ashley Beatty

MFA 2019

F—— It, Let It All Burn

Digital print from 120 mm film negative, 2019, 44"w x 44"h

Using trees as the connecting tissue, I explore our interactions with nature, advanced by the biophilia hypothesis (humans seeking connection with nature), with a naturalist’s childlike curiosity. Through personal immersion and scientific research, the metaphysical and literal intersect. At a forest fire site in Cadillac, Michigan, the blaze was arson. Whether by direct human involvement or from long-term abuse wrapped around the discussion on waste and deforestation, humans have left the conversation. Who will speak for the trees now?

Ashley Beatty - F—— It, Let It All Burn

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.