American artist John Dowd shows his new series titled â€œTropical Gardens: The Contemporary Florida Landscapeâ€â€ at the Williams McCall Gallery South of Fifth. Kicking off with an artist reception that is open to the public on Friday, March 4th at 6 pm, the exhibit will run until March 30th.
John Dowd shares, â€œThis show is a further exploration of my interest in the landscape of Southern Floridaâ€¦ the surreal juxtaposition of the geometric modernist architecture often with vivid colors set against the lush tropical vegetationâ€¦ the highly artificial night lighting creating a sense of the romantic and yet unrealâ€¦ dreamlike â€¦ vacillating between the worlds of attraction and detachment. This is what I see.â€
Dowd received a degree in architecture at Notre Dame and further advanced his studies in Rome. His work has been exhibited throughout the country with numerous works held in private, corporate and museum collections. He was awarded the Altman Prize â€œGrand Prize for Landscapeâ€œ from the National Academy of Design. Dowd currently resides in Provincetown and New York City.Â #JohnDowd @WMGallerySoFi