Reviews for Pandora's Garden

artscope Magazine, July/August 2011

"Back Forty"

by Elizabeth Michelman


Installation artist Beth Galston launches us into a compelling interactive world with Pandora's Garden. Choosing to work site-responsively, Galston electrified a six-foot crate from the Art Complex's basement and propped the top open. She then cast tiny resin "flowers" from waterchestnut pods embedded with pale indigo light-emitting diodes and mounted them on on long wiry "stems". They wave and bob above the coffin-like space, darkening the air.