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  • Linda Lauro-Lazin

"Bloom" group show at BAU Gallery

Bloom, verb 1; to flower, open, unfold, mature. Verb 2; to develop, grow, progress, evolve.

inkjet print drawing of flower on handmade paper
Threshold: David 01(detail shown) inkjet print on Coated Handmade Mulberry Paper, 8.3 x 11.7 inch

Bloom is the title of the exhibition in BAU Gallery one and two this month, comprised of work by current gallery members. The verb form of this theme is apt as it reflects the mission of this artist cooperative; to foster the opening and evolving of the artist’s work, including collaboration and experimentation. The noun is the fruition of this creative process, the blossom being the work itself. A pop-up curation process leads to a surprise array of inspired interactions between members work, a flowering. Opening in March, the official beginning of Spring, popularly signifying “the new,” Bloom represents a flowering, a broad yet appropriate metaphor for this long running and dynamic artist’s gallery celebrated in this exhibition.

Opening Reception Second Saturday, March 12, OPEN from 12-6 p.m., with an artist’s reception from 6-8 pm. Exhibit ends Sunday,

April 3,

at 506 Main Street Beacon, NY. Gallery Hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12-6 p.m. or by appointment.

The pieces I’ve included in the Bloom show at BAU are part of The Night Blooming Cereus: Threshold Project. With this specific body of work, I examine the ephemeral nature of certain night blooming flowers. Beginning with photography, my drawing lines are determined by examining the shift of light in a changing threshold along the edge of the flower. Where does the flower’s aliveness begin and where does it end?


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