The Agony and Ecstasy of Tanya Marcuse’s Labyrinths

Stacy J. Platt 
March 13, 2024

HEMPHILL is pleased to share that Tanya Marcuse's exhibition, Laws of Nature, has been reviewed by Stacy J. Platt for Hyperallergic.  The exhibition is on view at the Denver Botanical Gardens through March 31, 2024.

DENVER — “Til we be roten, kan we nat be rype?”

This utterance from the Reeve in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (c. 1400) is most often re-translated as “Until we are rotten, we cannot be ripe.” The quote is apt to Tanya Marcuse’s photography, as seen in Laws of Nature, on display at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Inspired by various imaginings of what the untended paradise of Eden became in a Postlapsarian world, the exhibition consists of a video and 11 photographs, eight of which are mural-sized, eye-popping prints of immersive breadth and detail. 

Click here to read the full review.