Orchids: Attraction & Deception
Feb 4, 2021,
Duration - 179 days
Location - Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Orchids: Attraction and Deception presents works of art relating to the visual allure, ecological idiosyncrasy, and cultural impact of orchids. From pure botanical fascination to climate change, from historical model-making to the history of collecting and colonization, the 12 contemporary artists represented approach the orchid from very different angles. Working in printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, paper, and varied hybrid media, their work is thoughtful, insightful, challenging, and beautiful.