Native to the Americas

Native to the Americas

Location:
Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Drive West , Windsor, ON, N9A 7J1, Canada
Artwork creator(s): 
Benner, Ron
Text author(s): 
Benner, Ron
Installation year: 
1991
Remarks on location: 

On the lawn

Description: 

Photographic image on a billboard

Text of the artwork: 

NATIVE TO THE AMERICAS --- TOBACCO […] PEANUT […] AVOCADO CASHEW […] SNOWBERRY COCO PLUM […] APPLE […] LEAF […] GRAPE DOGWOOD […] SILVERBERRY CRANBERRY WILD FIG HUCKLEBERRY HONEY SUCKLE WOLFBERRY PARTRIDGEBERRY RED MULBERRY […] LIME VIRGINIA […] CHRISTMASBERRY GROUND CHERRY DARLING PLUM WILD ROSE ELDERBERRY BUFFALO BERRY BLACK HAW […] SAPOTE BLACK SAPOTE PASSION FRUIT […] GRAPEFRUIT HOLLY […] […] BOTTLE GROUND CASABANANA MARTYNIA […] MATE TREE TOMATO […] […] MANZANILLA RED […] COSA […] CHUPAN […] CAPULIN […] HEDGE APPLE […] […] ORANGE KAPOK […] TURPENTINE […] BLOODROOT GINGER […] INDIAN HEMP ARROW ROOT COTTON MAPLE WALNUT BRAZIL NUT PECAN […] […] RUBBER VANILLA MEXICAN --- OREGANO ALL SPICE COUMARIN SARSAPARILLA SASSAFRAS WINTER GREEN WITCH HAZEL CEDAR WOOD OIL WILD PLANTAIN WORMSEED BAYRUM QUININE/ CINCHONA COCAINE CURARE ALOE ARAROBA BALM OF GILEAD GINSENG PENNY ROYAL CAAPI CACAO/ CHOCOLATE DIOSCOREA GOLDEN SEAL IPECAC IPOMEA JABORANDI JALAPA JEQUIRITY JIMSON WEED KRAMERIA LOBELIA MAY APPLE OLOLIUQUI PEYOTE PSILOCYBE QUASSIA SCAMMONY TAGETES ROTENONE/ BARBASCO HAPLOPHYTON CIMICDUM HELIOPSIS LONGPIPES QUASSIA AMARA RYANIA SPECIOSA SCHOENOCAULION OFFICINALE PINE NUT/PIÑON NUTS WILD RICE TOMATO TOMATILLO GRAPE OITICICA RUB BERSEED CARNAUBA CANDELILLA BAYBERRY CARANDÁ CAUSSU JO JOBA LIMNANTHES SISAL HENEQUEN OURICURI MAPLE SUGAR MANIOC/YUCA POTATO AR ROWROOT LIMA BEAN SWEET POTATO QUINOA CHILI PEP PERS SQUASHES ZUCHINNI PUMPKIN CHAYOTE PAPAYA PINEAPPLE CUSTARD APPLE CHERIMOYA GUAVA SAPOTE OSAGE ORANGE COCONUT VANILLA COWLILY TUNAS CRANBERRY AMARATHS TEPARY BEAN SCARLET RUN NER LOTUS BEECHNUT CHESTNUT HICKORY NUT BUT TERNUT SERVICEBERRY BLUEBERRY RASPBERRY CUR RANTS GOOSEBERRY BLACKBERRY STRAWBERRY TUNAS WILD PLUM WILD CHERRY APPLE REDBUD MILKWEED --- FIRST NATIONS [other text present (identification function) on the panel's artwork] IN CONTROL --- SPONSORED BY ARTCITE ARTIST: RON BENNER

Text theme: 
Nomenclature of indigenous plants to the Americas
Artwork theme: 

The (devastating) destruction and disruption caused by colonisation, destruction, exploitation and consumption of plants of the Americas.

History: 

1. Event: In Control, billboard project by artists, organized by Artcite, Windsor, ON.
Commissioner: Lorenzo Buj.
Date: June 15-August 4, 1991

 

2.Exhibition: El Inter / cambio. Installation of 2 billboards, including Nativas de las Américas (Spanish version of the work), The patio Carbonería (bistro and exhibition space), Seville, Spain. Coordinator: Francisco Lopez Lira.

Date : 1992 (duration 1 month).

Event date(s): 
1991

Dimensions:

Height: 
2.44m
Width: 
5.49m
Document(s): 

In Control

Buj, Lorenzo (1991).  In Control. Windsor : Artcite, p. 30

In Control. Various Locations. Windsor, Ontario

Cronin, Ray (1991).  In Control. Various Locations. Windsor, Ontario. Fuse Magazine . vol. 15, no. 1/2, p. 56

Sites of New Tradition: Temporary Public Art in Windsor

Cronin, Ray (1992).  Sites of New Tradition: Temporary Public Art in Windsor. Parallélogramme. vol. 17, no. 3, p. 40-47

Billboard. Art on the Road. A Retrospective Exhibition of Artists' Billboard of the Last 30 Years

Heon, Laura Stewart, Peggy Diggs, Dorin Lisa (1999).  Billboard. Art on the Road. A Retrospective Exhibition of Artists' Billboard of the Last 30 Years. Cambridge : MIT Press; North Adams, p. 106

Native to the Americas

Benner, Ron (1992).  Native to the Americas. Borderlines. no. 23 (Winter)