Rooster Gallery presents Nuno Henrique’s ЯATƧ. Exhibiting regularly since 2009, Henrique’s work has been inspired by accounts of botanical species from Madeira Island, the place he was born and raised. The island’s ancient Laurel Forest covered the European continent and the Mediterranean basin but due to climate change that occurred since the Pliocene and the Ice Age, it only survived in the archipelagos of Macaronesia. More recently, in the 15th century, the forest was almost drawn into extinction by Portuguese and Spanish colonization. Thus, Henrique’s work resulted from the experience of the island forest’s absence. In 2012, during his first stay in New York and following his initial interest, Henrique developed research on the local native botanical species. This investigation quickly evolved and embraced other aspects of the city, from its environs to the

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