Conner’s fourteen-and-a-half-minute film, Looking for Mushrooms (1959–67/1996), combines street views of San Francisco that Conner and Bob Branaman shot in the late 1950s with scenes of rural Mexico that Conner shot during a series of “mushroom-hunting” excursions between 1961 and 1962. The weeklong screening coincides with an online exhibition organized by the Camden Art Centre in London, The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree, which features Conner among some 50 other artists to investigate the “significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consciousness and spirituality.”
Paula Cooper Gallery website, June 22-29; free; paulacoopergallery-studio.com.
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