On Wednesday, April 18th, we’re celebrating the start of Spring with a floral art show! The newest exhibit from The Yard’s Art Program, Bouquet: A Flower Show, features a collection of floral-themed paintings and crocheted textile art by a group of ten artists. The show is curated by Kirstin Lamb, whose work is also featured in the collection.
About the Exhibit
A few words from the curator, Kirstin Lamb:
A bouquet is an arrangement of flowers, frequently a large and attractively arranged bunch.
Forever in bloom, a flower on a canvas or painted surface keeps its secrets. Flowers are funerary, forever at the precipice of decay. But flowers are also showy pollinators hell bent on reproduction or dramatic displays of color and shape wooing an object of affection.
In this show, I posit the beauty and sweetness of flowers conceals or gives reprieve to the political inner workings of each artist’s project. A painter of flowers may be in mourning, memorializing an important movement or figure, concealing content behind a pretty veneer, or avoiding the more strident politics of their work in favor of something quiet – an act I feel is both sinister and playful.
Connecting With Local Artists
At the opening reception, we’ll enjoy wine and bites with our extensive community of creatives and small businesses, and you’ll get the chance to hear about the artwork straight from the artists!
Christian Ruiz Berman
We look forward to seeing you there!
Special thanks to Kirstin Lamb for pulling together such a fantastic collection at The Yard and to the artists for their dedication to such stunning work.