The vividly sensitive botanical works in this exhibition convey the hypernaturalism of each subject through the quality of light, colour and form, as well as demonstrating a sexually explicit form of voyeurism – the presence of sensuality in scientific representation. Sympathetic to Irving Penn’s flower photography, these paintings present blooms in their base singularity without derivative adjuncts. They are a meditation on Penn’s skilfully arranged and highly-organised compositions, which demonstrate his exemplary articulation of the abstract interplay of line and volume. This exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body via the Arts projects for individuals grant.
Exhibition dates: 25 May to 17 June 2017
Opening night: Thursday 25 May 2017, 6-8pm
Sophie Foley (Gallery Manager)
Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High St
Armadale VIC 3143
Tel: + 61 3 9824 7770
Fax: + 61 3 9824 7771
National Tropical Botanical Garden is proud to present “Fruits of Paradise” an art exhibition featuring work by NTBG’s 2016 Florilegium Society participants. These artists visit NTBG once per year to document our Living Collection, work with each other, share techniques, and become more familiar with tropical plant biodiversity and conservation.
See original work created by award-winning artists from US mainland, Hawaii, Japan, and Australia.
Kelly Leahy Radding
When: March 20, 2017 – May 5, 2017. Most weekdays from 10am – 2pm
CLOSED DATES: March 30 – April 4, and Good Friday – April 14.
Where: NTBG Headquarters – Botanical Research Center 3530 Papalina Rd., Kalaheo, Hi 96741
Cost: $5 suggested donation
Viewing Information: (808) 332-7324, ext. 227