Celebrating la primavera, Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present Bouquet, an exhibition that delights in flowers! Works featured are by Melanie Fischer, Kati Gegenheimer, Eileen Goodman, Elizabeth Hamilton, Ying Li, Jonathan Mandell, Irene Mamiye, Lynn Muchnick, Scott Noel, Barbara Sosson, and Frank Trefny.
The artists present their contemporary blooms through assorted mixed media such as 3-D sculpture, mosaic lapidary, textiles, paper, oil paint, photography, watercolor and VR digital collage. At times, the viewers are drawn into the unapologetically romantic world of bouquets and gardens, while in other instances they are offered a window into the unruliness of nature. Some of the works explore perception itself through the use of trompe l’oeil and virtual reality, while others incorporate playful motifs using pattern and design. Overall, there is a consistent focus on the positive radiance of flowers, whether closely observed or through tactile interaction.