Denise Cummings

Denise Cummings is an abstract collage artist currently working out of New York City. Her work comes from a passion for botanicals and organic forms. After obtaining professional horticultural certification in Florida, Cummings used her acquired knowledge to inspire her series, Designing Flowers. This series of abstract flowers explores how remarkably similar humans are to flowers. Flowers are naturally designed by nature with specific colors, textures, shapes and scents for particular pollinators. Humans incorporate dress, home decor, makeup, hairstyles, and social behaviors to specifically attract attention and ultimately find a partner; a pollinator. Cummings’ flowers are deconstructed by sculpting out shapes from magazines to then be reconstructed into abstract flowers. Cummings continues to draw comparisons and abstractions between humans and flora.

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March 19–26, 2020 – 5pm to 5pm

Denise Cummings: Paper Flowers

Abstract collagist Denise Cummings brings her floral visions to the coast of Naples! Using found materials and impeccable design, Denise creates vibrant and fantastical two-dimensional blooms that are floral in nature—but unlike anything nature has designed. Denise’s expert use of color, composition and leanings toward the fanciful come together to create a whimsical whole out of disparate pieces—expanding the idea and art of collage—a technique that dates back 200 B.C.—to the invention of paper in China.

Denise’s solo exhibition, Paper Flowers, kicks off with a live demonstration of collage techniques on March 19th. The exhibition will be on view to the public through March 31, 2020.

Art Demonstration & Opening Reception: March 19, 5:30-7:30pm

Public Exhibition: March 19 – 31, 2020

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