Barbara Roux's recent exhibition Society of Plants offers photos of nature, poetic wall texts (some referring to dreams), twigs and limbs mounted and hanging on the wall and even saplings leaning in a corner. The artists poetic and romantic dialogue with nature is made specific in one photograph of words written on a fallen tree trunk in permanent marker and in Starlings, 2001 where a short section of sawed off limb mounted in the gallery offers this text on the exposed cut "Starlings circled, warning others of blackened fruit."
The most contemporary looking of the photos show some sort of staged intervention into the environment, in Specimens, 2001 a hand enters the dense underbrush holding an open yellow envelope; Ecology, 2001 offers an image of a hand holding a reflective piece of glass suggesting the shape of a house and through which can be seen the forest floor.
Roux presents the viewer with about four exhibitions in one. Given the difficulty in exposing one's work regularly this is certainly not to be faulted and one hopes that Roux back in the studio is able to pursue each of the strains to their ultimate end.