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Jim Draper: Feast of Flowers

Dec

18

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens would like to present Jim Draper: Feast of Flowers, a collection of large scale paintings that capture the beauty of Florida’s rich natural landscape, in honor of the 500th anniversary of Florida’s naming by Ponce de Leon.  The show will be on view December 18, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

Jim Draper, Large Passion, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48" x 60", Courtesy of the Artist

Jim Draper, Large Passion, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, Courtesy of the Artist

Jim Draper lives, works, and creates art in the city of Jacksonville, he is an instructor at the University of North Florida and has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, such as the recent Highway Gallery, and is a part of collections throughout Florida and the Southeast.

In this exhibition, Draper explores the idea of natural resources as consumer commodities by examining how Florida’s bountiful flora and fauna were exploited by settlers in search of  the “Pascua de Florida” (Feast of Flowers).

Jim Draper, Nana, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48" x 60", Courtesy of the Artist

Jim Draper, Nana, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, Courtesy of the Artist

Draper’s body of work captures the response to being present in nature and comments on society’s stewardship of natural resources.  Ecologists, biologists, philosophers, historians, taxonomists, and writers have compiled their knowledge to create the historical backdrop for this exhibition in an attempt to examine Florida’s history, ecology, and raw beauty.

Jim Draper, Magnolia, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48" x 60", Courtesy of the Artist

Jim Draper, Magnolia, 2012, Oil on canvas, 48″ x 60″, Courtesy of the Artist

This exhibition will be held in the Stein Gallery December 18, 2012 – April 7, 2013.   For more information, please visit our website.

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