"Garden Varieties" - Liz Dexheimer

Category: Art & Music
Location: Curtis Gallery

"Garden Varieties" - An Exhibit of the Work of Liz Dexheimer, May 15 through June 19, 2011. 

Connecticut artist Liz Dexheimer’s glorious exhibition of floral interpretations, "Garden Varieties," opened on Sunday, May 15th to an enthusiastic audience. A vibrant display of paintings and monotypes, the exhibit will run through June 19th in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery of the Library.

Ms. Dexheimer credits organic matter, “things in various stages of growth” as a primary source of inspiration for her work. Flowers are a subject she is drawn to again and again, exploring every angle; from the fluid curves and arcs of their stems and petals to the elegance and joy of a flower in full bloom. Much of the work displayed in this show was inspired by Dexheimer’s recent visits to the New York Botanical Gardens, specifically the orchid series and Emily’s Garden.

A native of Manhattan, Liz Dexheimer currently resides in Washington, CT. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast, included in exhibitions at the Whistler Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Mattatuck Museum, and many university museums. Ms. Dexheimer studied at Oberlin College, the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. She is a juried member of Silvermine Artists Guild and Connecticut Women Artists.