Botanical Oasis is a group show featuring new works by Florida artist Gary Borse and contemporary artist Kathe Fraga. The combination of Fraga’s soft yet whimsical pieces paired with Borse’s impressionistic views of old Florida creates a dialectical masterpiece. Migrating from her subtle tones into his relaxing palm trees will keep you entertained as you drift through the grand room of 530 Burns Gallery.
Kathe Fraga has always been known for her whimsical paintings. She softens them with a glossy oil glaze that often drips onto the sides, adding texture and dimension to each unique piece. Fraga’s work was commissioned by a Japanese cosmetics company, Clé de Peau Beauté, to produce a holiday collection titled Nuit de Chine in 2017. This internationally recognized campaign added to her prestige as a modern artist of the 21st century. Her new series is inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms and the natural life that surrounds them. Fraga’s pieces will transform any room into a place of happiness with a hint of relaxation.
Gary Borse’s new series is inspired by different views of old Florida—a memory he loves to reflect upon when he gets ready to paint. These inspirational memoirs are mixed with modern colors and a hint of expressionism to showcase a glimpse of Borse’s view on Floridian landscapes and the beauty that lies within them. He mixes bright colors into traditional landscapes to give a pop unlike that of any other Floridian artist. His distinctive viewpoint on these traditional scenes is what propelled Borse into a recognizable name throughout the southeastern part of the country.
Both artists have exclusively provided 530 Burns Gallery with a new series showcasing their latest pieces and the inspirations behind them. All new works will be available once the show opens. Whether you’re a new or an existing collector, go enjoy the immersive art experience of Botanical Oasis. You’ll be surrounded by vintage Floridian landscapes with an ethereal twist.
530 Burns Gallery opens a new exhibition every First Friday of the month from various popular artists. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for next month’s exhibition, a solo show with all new works by local artist Linda Richichi.