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Flower Power! Mixed-Media Floral Art by Carla E. Reyes

Texture Garden: Flora Series is a group of textural, mixed-media, floral paintings by Carla E. Reyes, exploring the cycles of nature and the human desire to capture and possess it. All of the paintings are inspired by actual images of man-made objects that were created from a variety of materials (clay, metal, stone, etc.) depicting a floral motif, set in a natural environment and undergoing the natural and chemical processes of aging and weathering. Carla’s artwork explores the color, texture, and character of natural and man-made surfaces, particularly in a state of change or interaction; which she finds both profound and beautiful. Flowers in particular, are cherished objects of nature that humans seek to preserve, but their seasonal appearance in nature, and short life span in unnatural environments, remind us of the fleeting and precious nature of existence. The work is meant to bring attention to the cycles of life, nature, and change, and the beauty of the processes that take place at any given moment.

Carla E. Reyes is a professional fine and decorative artist, exhibiting and selling her artwork in NYC and along the East Coast in commercial galleries, non-profit, and alternative spaces, since 2000. She received her B.F.A. in Restoration and Fine Arts from F.I.T., NYC. Carla also works as a decorative interior finisher, theater scenic artist, muralist, and art educator. Carla’s artwork has been featured in a variety of publications and media including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, BBC World News, The Queens Chronicle, and more. Her complete portfolio can be viewed at: http://www.carlaereyes.com

Flower Power! Mixed-Media Floral Art by Carla E. Reyes will feature new works from the Texture Garden: Flora Series, as well as other textural collage paintings from previous bodies of work that explore a floral motif or theme. The exhibition will be on view from June 3 – 24, 2010 at Yashar Gallery. There will be an evening reception with the artist on Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 6pm-9pm. There will be additional exhibition related events, schedule to be determined. Yashar Gallery is located just minutes from Manhattan in the up-and-coming urban art community of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and just over the Pulaski Bridge from MOMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Long Island City, Queens. Yashar Gallery opened its doors in April 2010, and hosts monthly rotating exhibitions featuring the professional artists at Brooklyn Art Studios in the Greenpoint Industrial Center.

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Flower Power! Mixed-Media Floral Art by Carla E. Reyes

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 3, 6-9pm

On view: Thursday, June 3 – Thursday, June 24

Viewing Hours: June 3-June 24, Fridays 1-6pm and by appointment – 718.801.2809

YASHAR GALLERY @ Brooklyn Art Studios – 276 Greenpoint Avenue, Bldg. 8, Ground Floor, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

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