The new Elisa Contemporary Art exhibit, Flowers and Flyers, opens TODAY, April 28 at the Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery in Riverdale NY. The exhibit will run through July 28, 2021.
Our Spring 2021 exhibit focuses on four female botanical artists. They each celebrate the beauty and inspiration of Mother Nature in their unique ways.
As a lover of nature, Cara Enteles subtly addresses environmental issues that plague our natural world. These include declining numbers of pollinating animals, such as monarch butterflies, birds, bees and bats. We will be featuring, Where’d You Go Karner Blue, focused on on the Karner Blue Butterfly and created with recycled aluminum cans.
The exhibit includes new gallery artist and Riverdale Resident, Rebecca Swanson and her Prismatica series. Swanson “paints” with her camera, blending the abstract forms of nature with subtle colors to build intimate portraits of perfect, individual blooms. The Prismatica series are limited edition photographs which are focused on the flower's center. They have a kaleidoscope sense of motion and a wonderful sensual quality.
We are featuring for the first time Connecticut Artist, Deborah Weiss with work from the “Blooms” series. According to Weiss, “Blooms is a celebration of the contemporary botanical image. I have used my own dyed and painted papers for these hand-cut collages... Taking the bloom formations a step further, I am also pursing multiple color palettes and the inclusion of vintage papers.”
The exhibit will also include a new series of 2020 Mixed Media monoprints by Cynthia MacCollum.
The Riverdale Gallery is located at 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY. Hours are Wednesdays 12-5pm and by appointment days/evenings and weekends.
What: Flowers and Flyers
Featured artists: Cara Enteles, Cynthia MacCollum, Rebecca Swanson, Deborah Weiss
When: April 28 through July 28, 2021
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471
Hours: Wednesdays 12pm – 5:00pm and by appointment (Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends)