Alan George: Domesticated
November 19 - December 31, 2011
Curated by Piro Patton
With this series of images, I examine domesticated urban plants and people’s attempts to control and manipulate them in sometimes trivial and inconsequential ways. My hope is that these at times humorous and tragic examples echo conditions within the larger context of the relationship between humanity and nature. I also hope that the viewer can identify with certain human or anthropomorphic characteristics of the subjects, perhaps feeling a bit saddened by their subjugated circumstances.
Biographic Text: Alan W George was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on the first day of the last month of 1968. His parents where divorced around the time he was 2 years of age and he spent his formative years with his paternal grandparents in the two stoplight town of Coats, North Carolina. At the age of 10 years, he moved to live with his father in Nashville, Tennessee. There he attended high school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Tennessee. GO VOLS! In 1996 Alan moved from Nashville to San Francisco, California looking for a change, something different.