"My work... is recently about the environment and the displacement of plants and animals for the vanity of humans. My focus now is about how we are placing non-indigenous plants in locations and disrupting nature. I highlight our need for conservation of domestic flora and fauna through historical and aesthetic references in my paintings and photography."
“Rather than directing the progression of his work, Nathaniel Galka allows the work to direct itself. That is, the "ebb and flow" process with which he creates pieces, such as those featured in Flora Domicile..., (his work) demonstrates a mentality of seamless transition… no piece contains a clear beginning or end. Such free development yields works characterized by a host of unique tensions. As vast planes of color collide with minute areas of refined detail the unrestrained movement meets controlled stillness. Like the nature that Galka's work evokes, the dissonant components of each piece evolve together, resulting in a balance that is ultimately harmonious.”
aron packer / aron packer projects, chicago