Vibrant Florals
American Art Collector|January 2021
Arden Gallery is looking to 2021 with hope and positivity with their January group show Floral Still Life, signifying unity and rebirth.

This optimistic outlook has culminated in the gallery inviting their roster of 25-plus artists to participate in a show dedicated to floral still lifes. “Although this is an age-old theme,” says Zola Solamente, gallery owner, “the rejuvenating and uplifting qualities that flowers bring to viewers remains a prevalent and universal force.”

Artists including Joshua Jensen- Nagle, Max Steven Grossman, T.M. Glass, Alexandra Averbach and Sherrie Wolf, are creating quite a buzz with their various styles and “already has us feeling excited and exuberant about the new year,” says Solamente.

Dreamy is one way to describe this collection, and it’s definitely true of works like Off In My Dream by photographer Jensen- Nagle. His newest series Pieces of You expands on his themes involving experimental photography as a means to capture and express emotion. “I expanded on this concept by exploring details from other artists, architects and designers’ work that moved me on an emotional level,” Jensen- Nagle expresses.

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