Sensual Flower

What is it about flowers that is so damn sexy? Is it that hot pistil? That crazy nectar or those scented petals? Why is it that examining the sexual nature of flowers—both implied and physical actualities—is artistic and never lewd? No fair. How is it that looking at the flower (or parts thereof) can be more sensual than looking at human girly bits and boy parts? Hey, there's a clue: It's prolly because some folks are still so uncomfortable with human sexuality that they allow their creative, sensual side to thrive when they can project it onto a very similar (but not too similar, mind you) form. Andrea Rosenberg's solo exhibition at Barry Whistler Gallery, simply titled New Works, offers 11 pieces on paper that are abstract but feature motifs both sexual and organically floral. Hmmm, imagine that—sexual and floral. Check out Rosenberg's New Works noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays through April 12 at the Barry Whistler Gallery, 2909-B Canton St. Call 214-939-0242 or visit
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: March 12. Continues through April 12, 2008

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