The second exhibition to celebrate the wonders of our natural world is The Floral Show… not what you expect.
How can it be The Floral Show suggests something so seemingly common and staid, we no longer grasp the amazing transformation of a world that specifically resulted from the evolution of flowering plants?
The late scientist and essayist Loren Eiseley revitalizes appreciation through his essay “How Flowers Changed the World.”
The journey of flowering plants resulted, no less, in the emergence of us.
Angiospems have developed such remarkable diversity of form, color and mechanisms to travel. We still have much to discover, learn, and to rouse our curiosity.
Visual artists, too, through flourishing creativity, re-energize the words “floral show.”
They are stimulated and fascinated both directly and indirectly, as can be seen through the unexpected universes of Mary Burke, Melissa Jay Craig, Lisa A. Frank, Karina Noel Hean, Anne Hughes, Ted Preuss, Jonathan Ricci, Fumiko Toda, John Vlahakis, Carl Wilen and invited artists Kevin Veara and Phil Ponce. The Floral Show – not what you expect runs through April 7, 2018 at ZIA Gallery, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL.
Fumiko Toda, Mary Burke,
Jonathan Ricci, Melissa Jay Craig, Lisa A. Frank,
Carl Wilen, John Vlahakis,
Kevin Veara, Karina Hean,
Ted Preuss, Anne Hughes and Phil Ponce