The Exquisite Gardeners creating an exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art that combines Joe's work with a collaborative sculpture.
Time lapse video of the Garden being created at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad, California.
Sausalito Station Eleven Project, 2017
"Station Eleven Project" at the historic ICB Building in Sausalito , CA. This is the Exquisite Gardener's 9th project!
Our press release for the "Station Eleven Project" : Renegade artists , AKA The Exquisite Gardeners, unveil eccentric art installation at ICB studios in Sausalito". September 29th - October 12th, 2017. Sausalito, CA. _ " Station Eleven", an elaborate installation by noted sculptor Joe Brubaker and his team of creators known as the Exquisite Gardeners, is on view now through October 12th at the historic ICB studios building. Loosely inspired by the Emily St.John Mandel novel of the same name, "Station Eleven" is their eighth collaborative installation. Filling the entire space of Gallery 111, this kinetic artwork animates an abandoned village with waterworks carried through funnels and tubes. while high up on a rickety track, a rusty train meanders through the ephemeral cityscape, passing through bricologue constructions made of painted cardboard, wood scraps, and old wire. As the train passes a cobbled together instrument, it activates a bow that strums its strings and a rusty hammer that rings a bell with a sad, desultory ping. In this vaguely steam punk assemblage, unusual sounds and unexpected materials delight and bewilder the senses. Makeshift huts, houses, stores, and and water towers stack up upon one another , creating a Cinque Terra style hillside effect. Discarded trash becomes precious art in this at once utopian and yet dystopian world, just as hope and resilience fight against despair and fear in the post - apocalyptic setting of the eponymous novel.
Short Intro video to our 'Station eleven Project"installation at the Historic ICB Building in Sausalito , CA., Gallery 111