Flowery Exhibition Highlights Favourites from CMCP Collection
Ottawa, Canada - February 21, 2001
Une exposition fleurie met en vedette des joyaux de la collection DU MCPC
From 6 October 2000 to 14 January 2001, visitors to the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography will enjoy an eclectic arrangement of photographs in an exhibition that explores the flower in photography.
Flowerpieces features 15 black and white and colour photographs taken between the early 1970s and the early 1990s. From the stately gilded lily to the humble pansy, as bouquet, garden denizen, or painterly inspiration, the flower has captured the imagination of many photographers. The 12 artists represented in the exhibition depict flowers both reverentially and playfully, from David Rasmus's poignant tribute to loved ones lost to AIDS, to Carol Marino's elegant abstract lily, from Jennifer Dickson's exquisite detail of a floral pattern in the residence of an Italian aristocrat, to David Hlynsky's humorous still life of cut flowers in a urine specimen bottle.
The works in Flowerpieces have been hand-picked from the CMCP's collection of over 160,000 works. The exhibition is part of the museum's ongoing series of special presentations highlighting favourites from its collection.
The CMCP is an affiliate of the National Gallery of Canada.
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