The Japanese Friendship Garden presents Eva Struble; Heavy Grass in the Pavilion. Struble‘s work in painting and printmaking are influenced by cultural, political and physical landscapes where she lives. ”Heavy Grass” features an indoor site-specific painted installation using gleaned material from garden refuse.
The work refers to the unseen labor of the garden, collected piece by piece, where the garden is also product of a highly codified, stylized image of “the natural which is ” The “unnatural” or undesirable nature. Struble is investigated complicating the terms “natural” and “artificial.” She is in turn stylizing organic material with paint. Installed about 200’ of flexible weavings of this material in widths varying from 24” to 48” hung through the pavilion space.
Eva Struble was born in Elsmere, Kentucky and received MFA in painting from Yale University in 2006.She was taught at San Diego State University since 2011.