Roland Reiss: Unrepentant & Unapologetic Flowers, Plus Small Stories
May 18–September 8, 2019
Curated By Rhonda Gawthrop
This exhibition features the floral series Reiss started in 2007. Working beyond the superficial meanings usually associated with flowers, Reiss uses color contrasts to explore expressive possibilities in a luminous world of color, believing they take us to a deeper level of consciousness. Viewed from far away, the flowers become human scale with personalities of their own. At a closer range, viewers find man-made surprises such as graphic airplanes, cityscapes, and shapes that live in the space between leaves and petals. Also included are a series of miniature tableaux that explore extreme images seen in the media as representative of a new contemporary mythology.
This exhibition is supported by Title Sponsors Ving and Valya Simpson.