Jane Benson  
Underbush, 2004
Roebling Hall Gallery,
New York
  Underbush, 2005
Foxy Production, New York
  Underbush, 2007
Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
Underbush, 2005
White Box, New York
  Fatigue, 2004   Number 10 Downing
, 2004


In Underbush, 2004, hanging foil garlands festoon from the ceiling. However, meaning is morphed by repainting over the normally flashy foil colors with the matte colors founds in camouflage. Drab greens, deep browns and black refigure the familiar context of celebration, subverting the role of decoration, creating in its place an oppressive canopy of deception.

Originally installed in 2004 at Roebling Hall Gallery, New York, Underbush has since been commissioned by various galleries and institutions including the Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, White Box Gallery, New York, Foxy Production, New York, FIAC, Paris and most recently at the Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver.

Read essay Even The Plants Are Angry, by Sara Reisman for the catalogue accompanying Underbush, 2007 at the Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver.