This exhibit showcases Cawein's recent paintings of orchids, peonies and gardenias: meditations on space, light, and perspective that intentionally blur the boundaries between still life and landscape, realism and abstraction. With carefully arranged planes of soft focus and sharp, meticulous detail, these elegant canvases of mingling floral blossoms, light and glass create a sense of quiet transcendence. The natural world is Cawein's subject, but also apparent is the artist's interest in the effects of perspective on perception - his 'scenes' are witnessed through air, through glass, or as through the lens of a camera.


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