Botanical Gestures, a show with Katherine Farris at Eclectic Gallery
May 12 - June 14, 2014
Opening reception video from May 15, 2014.
2170 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC
In humans, gestures are a form of non-verbal communication in which body movements send messages or express moods. These non-verbal behaviours are often eloquent and poignant ways to communicate states of being or emotion. Plants, particularly flowers, have long enhanced our social connections and health. The simple gesture of giving flowers can be a compelling expression of joy, grief, thankfulness, remembrance, condolence, love. In Botanical Gestures, Katherine and Louise use the act, the “gesture,” of painting to explore the synchronicity between what we seek to express with plants and flowers and the responses they elicit.
There is generosity in this gesture that triggers deeply rooted responses, elevating mood, strengthening relationships, engaging memory. We associate plants and flowers with beauty, fragility, exuberance, tenaciousness, vibrancy, restraint, extravagance, simplicity, complexity―a spectrum of qualities we display in living and dying.
|Nostalgic for You [SOLD]||Pure Magic||Our Whirlwind Romance [SOLD]||Pour Ma Petite Ingénue I [SOLD]|
|Given to Contemplation [SOLD]||Pour Ma Petite Ingénue II [SOLD]||What Mother Loved [SOLD]||Baby's Breath [SOLD]|
|Just Beyond Reach I||Just Beyond Reach II||Love-in-a-Mist||What You Left Behind [SOLD]|
|Signs of Life [SOLD]||Remember the Moon [SOLD]||Head Over Heels [SOLD]||Great Is the Sun [SOLD]|
|Supportive Gesture [SOLD]|