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Flowers For You

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In Spite of the Land of the Flesh, 2006 Acrylic and Graphite on Silk Paper 24 X 18 Inches © Courtesy of the artist & Stephan Stoyanov/Luxe Gallery
Flowers For You

29 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
June 27th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012
Opening: June 27th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.stephanstoyanovgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
east village/lower east side
EMAIL:  
stephanluxe@gmail.com
PHONE:  
212.343.4240
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
TAGS:  
photography, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, abstract, figurative, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

Flowers For You sounds like an exhibition in which we may be able to predict the contents. Not quite. The artists represented aren’t your garden-variety Sunday painters, though a few may have gotten some inspiration from the garden, so to speak. Pictures of flowers. It is a genre where few would have the courage to tread yet this ubiquitous, staid seeming title is thrown open with an exuberant vigor here in a hugely divergent survey which dares to be anything but cliché. On the contrary, manic and vibrant, this exhibition makes clear the fecundity of the contemporary conversation. The artists dig deep and bundle up flowers that perplex and frighten, soothe and engage, invigorate and astonish. Stoyanov’s bouquet is no empty beauty. We can glimpse the fullest bloom of experience, replete with thorns; death, love, sex, vulnerability, irony, kitsch, – it is all here. Flowers For You is a challenge and a celebration by way of eccentric garlands set about our feet.