"Tropical Gardens: The Contemporary Florida Landscape" at Williams McCall GalleryFriday, March 4, 6pm-9pm - Williams McCall Gallery, 110 Washington Avenue, CU-3, Miami Beach

American artist John Dowd shows his new series titled “Tropical Gardens: The Contemporary Florida Landscape”” 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, “This show is a further exploration of my interest in the landscape of Southern Florida… the surreal juxtaposition of the geometric modernist architecture often with vivid colors set against the lush tropical vegetation… the highly artificial night lighting creating a sense of the romantic and yet unreal… dreamlike … vacillating between the worlds of attraction and detachment. This is what I see.”

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 “Grand Prize for Landscape“ from the National Academy of Design. Dowd currently resides in Provincetown and New York City. #JohnDowd @WMGallerySoFi