Makeshift Tales

Project Space
Makeshift Tales
Elizabeth D’Agostino
September 16, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Elizabeth D’Agostino has spent the last few years building fictitious environments merging elements both real and imagined. As a child D’Agostino curiously watched her father graft his backyard fruit trees. She would watch him carefully join separate varieties of trees and as a result would produce various varieties of fruit from a single tree in an urban setting.

This body of work chronicles D’Agostino’s fascination with grafting and attempts to create a catalogue of re-organized components and fictional categories of nature with an invented narrative. D’Agostino draws from biodiversity and the complexities of the changing landscape emphasizing how various paths of nature have been interrupted by rapidly producing populations.