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
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Merritt Martin
Contact: Merritt Martin