JoAnne Artman Gallery presents Winter Blooms: Anna Kincaide + Mary Finlayson through March 31

JoAnne Artman Gallery is pleased to present Winter Blooms, an exclusive exhibition featuring works by Anna Kincaide and Mary Finlayson. Communicating emotion and narrative with limited assistance from her figure’s facial expressions, Kincaide creates cascades of flowers that cover her subjects to explore anonymity and transformation.

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“In a Barbie World” by Anna Kincaide

Headless and bursting forth with florals, Kincaide’s figures showcase the idea of ambiguity between our bodies, identities and thoughts. Incorporating elements of fashion photography and contemporary socio-cultural emblems of status and identity, her figures define the separation between body and mind. Through control and spontaneous disruption, she conveys femininity, confidence, beauty and mystique.

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“Floral Vase with California Poppies” by Mary Finlayson

Navigating the themes of intimacy, memory and self, Finlayson’s gouache paintings reflect the vulnerable narratives unveiled through ownership of possessions. Flattening the perspective of each scene, her still lifes provide a voyeuristic glimpse into each curated space. Considering interiors as portraits that contain their own narratives, her compositions explore the stories that each space tells about the people who inhabit them.

Capturing the intimacy of each scene, her energetic lines evoke movement that helps enliven the otherwise stagnant settings and floral arrangements.

These artists will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression.

JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.

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