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 curated by Indigo Perfumery. Combining the visual and olfactory elements allows you to experience the art in a whole new way.
Indigo is also offering the Palettes for the Senses Sampler Set at Indigo. You will receive six 1 ml. spray samples (After the Flood, Sulmona, Dupont Circle, Fathom V, Anabasis, Au Coeur Du Desert) plus a surprise fragrance that you won’t forget!
Palettes for the Senses is open until March 4th at HEDGE Gallery. Local Cleveland residents are invited to experience this intimate and immersive adventure that highlights scent as an avenue of engaging the viewer on a visceral level.
For further details, go HERE.
Here is your chance to experience all seventeen of the artworks with the accompanying fragrances paired by Indigo:
Shield (pink spikes) 2017
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.
Shield (green spikes) 2017
Perfume pairing: Lumen_esce by Nomenclature
Lumen_esce bubbles with transparency when first encountered, as does the silk in Sheild (green spikes). The sizzling violet heart note shoots forward, emulating the spikes of silk that reach out to greet the observer.
Growth; Bos Taurus 2017
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.
Matthew and Luke Gallagher:
Growth Mantra 2017
Perfume pairing: Lonestar Memories by Tauer
Smell the sweet saddle leather on a dusty Texas ranch, with smoke settling on the older and wiser animal’s antlers…
Perfume pairing: Artist’s own creation by Meghann Hennen
Transitional Object Studies: Studies I,II,III 2016
Perfume pairing: Falling Into the Sea by Imaginary Authors
An encaustic work can be smooth to the touch, yet one senses the complexity of depth below the surface, very similar to the sea. Falling Into the Sea calls to mind the salt, sea and wind with its cheerful scent and uplifting notes.
June 14, 2015
Perfume pairing: Brezza di Mare by i Profumi di Firenze
Standing on the sand, contemplating the clouds and surf… the freshness of the ocean breeze, combined with the salty air… the understated scent of sea & sand…
August 17, 2015
Perfume pairing: L’Attesa by Masque Milano
Evening is here, with the summer heat and dry earth evident as you pull to the side of the road. L’Attesa recalls the dusty dryness of iris and still beauty at hand with creamy sandalwood and smoky leather.
Fractured Atlas, 2017
Perfume pairing: Molecule 02
A collection of pieces, a collection of notes. With a slight mineral-like edge to it, Molecule 02 is also transparent and cohesive, much like the amalgamation before you.
Fireworks [Temple] 2016
Perfume pairing: Indochine by Belle Fleur
A beautiful evening, illuminated by fireworks amongst the tropical trees- Indochine takes you to a region of the world redolent with spice, exotic woods and sensual accords that are warm and seductive.
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.
Equal I, 2017
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.
The Brit, 2016
Perfume pairing: Aqua Sextius by Jul et Mad
Full of aromatic fruit, the hint of water and movement, Aqua Sextius (and The Brit) are both refreshing and complex.
Perfume pairing: Entre Ciel et Mer by Pierre Guillaume
Delicate fruits, Pacific sea algae, lichen and moss- all are notes in Entre Ciel at Mer as well as depicted in Richards’ Seaweed. A journey under the open sea.
Perfume pairing: After the Flood by Apoteker Tepe
The scent of the many textures of earth itself- soil, rocks, gooey wetness- are captured in After the Flood. Add in mushroom, patchouli and green cardamom and the wet soil accord comes alive before you.
Sugar Shack 2016
Perfume pairing: Sulmona by Coquillete Paris
Standing in the kitchen, licking your fingers and surrounded by sweet smells is where both Sugar Shack and Sulmona immediately take you to.
Forbidden Forest 2016
Perfume pairing: Go Ask Alice by En Voyage
You are almost lost in this abstract forest scene, taking in the colors and textures. And then you begin to feel a calm happiness as Go Ask Alice reassures you with its joyous celebration of green, fruit and floral notes, culminating with a luscious dry down.