From a root-bound maxi dress to a knotted radicle tapestry, the exhibition explores the human-nature relationship and our compulsion to control our natural environment.

The Droog Gallery’s central space features photographs, tapestries and objects, each providing an insight into the hidden processes of root networks. Scherer’s starting point is humankind’s ambiguous tendency to cherish nature, while simultaneously recklessly manipulating it. The first work titled Root Bound is a composition of knotted mats that refers to Scherer’s working table. These fragile works comprising woven plant roots show how Scherer collaborates with nature on developing techniques to guide the growth of the root system.