GALLERY Land Collective is a conduit for the representation of thoughtful explorations focused on landscape. We present the work of landscape architects and designers, ecologists, sociologists, anthropologists, artists, and others whose work informs the breadth of the discipline. It is a collective consciousness that raises landscape to the highest ideals. We invite your participation.
GALLERY Land Collective is not a point of sale. We welcome those represented by other galleries, and should pieces be available for purchase, those transactions are undertaken by the individual or their contracted gallery, not GALLERY Land Collective. Our space is a thematic forum that offers a venue for display and discussion.
57 North Second Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Monday–Friday: 10am–5pm + Alternate “First” Fridays: 6–8pm
RUBIN TOOL COLLECTION
GALLERY Land Collective features a permanent, ever-changing installation of the antique landscape & garden tool collection of Land Collective’s Founding Principal, David A. Rubin. These more than 100 task-specific tools range in age from the late eighteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, and in origin from France and areas of Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The collection represents the human past of “writing” the earth, and a long tradition of invention and ingenuity in elevating and manipulating nature to inform the human world. From the oils left behind on wooden handles by the hands of past gardeners to the blows of a blacksmith made visible in hammered metalwork, these tools connect us to the people that wielded them in an effort to render order in a complex natural world, to define culture, and to describe how landscape is physically written. Their inherent beauty and physicality are a presence that informs each day at Land Collective.