Palettes for the Senses: Art + Scent Demystified is a multi-sensory exhibition by Indigo Perfumery and HEDGE Gallery that allows you to experience art through all of the senses, including the sense of smell.
This new approach to viewing and interpreting art begins with works by Hedge-represented artists. Each piece of art is accompanied by a smell station containing a glass dome that is lifted to sniff the accompanying fragrance. Combining the visual and olfactory elements allows you to experience the art in a whole new way.
Here is your chance to experience six of the artworks with the accompanying fragrances paired by Indigo. You will receive the six 1 ml. spray samples seen below plus a surprise fragrance that you won't forget!
Standing in the kitchen, licking your fingers and surrounded by sweet smells is where both Sugar Shack and Sulmona immediately take you to.
Shield (pink spikes), 2017 by Rebecca Cross
Medium: Silk, Dye 20” x 15”
Perfume pairing: Dupont Circle by Monsillage
While seemingly delicate, Shield (pink spikes)’s inherent strength is reflected in the beauty of the rose, the main floral note in Dupont Circle. The cedar, patchouli and oakmoss in its base offer strength and grounding.
Trace, 2016 by Brian Mouhlas
Medium: Oil on canvas 30.25” x 30”
Perfume pairing: Fathom V by BeauFort London
Surrounded by a haze of green textures and rippling waters, Fathom V reflects light and shade, bright herbals and dark mosses and spices.
Growth; Bos Taurus, 2017 by Matthew Gallagher
Medium: Encaustic on Bone
Perfume pairing: Anabasis by Apoteker Tepe
Encountering a skull calls to mind the scent of both life and death. Earthy, musty, adventurous, mysterious, Anabasis walks you closely up to its smooth, yet irregular, texture.
Medium: Partly Handspun Weft And Cotton Warp, 60” x 60”
Perfume pairing: Au Coeur Du Désert by Tauer
Au Coeur Du Désert weaves spices such as Coriander and Cumin alongside long-lasting woods and greens, much like Equal I organizes its fibers into a chorus of deep colors and textures.