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On Flowers

March 30 - May 25, 2008painting in dark and rish colors of flowers
The William D. Cannon Art Gallery presented "On Flowers," an exhibition of more than 40 paintings, drawings and mixed media work by 11 contemporary California artists who utilized flowers to evoke the transient nature of life, to explore subjects of art and science, spirituality, sensuality and romance, and to celebrate beauty in the myriad of colors, shapes and textures of the floral world.

The flower has been a significant image in art throughout history. In the seventeenth century, with an intense interest in the connection between art and science, Dutch and Flemish painters perfected the art of the floral still life, making delicate images that literally shimmered on the canvas. Many Impressionists explored their interest in atmosphere and light through the variegated forms of flowers. During the twentieth century, Georgia O'Keeffe created many paintings of flowers with a new and unique perspective – depicting strong and vivid images from a very close vantage point.

Today, the great appeal of the flower carries on and stems not only from investigations of the past, but from issues about the relationship of art to nature, to beauty, to life itself. Whether as a symbol of paradise, virtue, or simply for sheer visual delight, flowers remain some of the most enduring images in art. "On Flowers," organized by the gallery’s Curator of Exhibitions Karen McGuire, presented floral imagery by eleven contemporary artists and illustrated their divergent styles and approaches to the subject. Manny Farber of Leucadia, Mary Manusos of La Mesa and Muriel Roston of Carlsbad represent the San Diego area; Timothy Berry, Rose Cabat, Cynthia Evans, Carol Goldmark, James Lorigan, Tanja Rector, Sandra Sallin and Olga Seem reside, work and exhibit in other regions of California.  

Contact Information

William D. Cannon Art Gallery
Karen McGuire
Curator of exhibitions
karen.mcguire@carlsbadca.gov
760-602-2021
760-602-0525 fax
Get directions

Carlsbad City Library complex
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011

General Information

National quality with a regional focus, variety and balance, introduction of new work to the area, engaging young audiences with its museum quality exhibitions William D. Cannon Art Gallery is a focal point for the visual arts in north county.

Business hours
Tuesday Saturday
11 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sunday
1 p.m. 5 p.m.