516 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011
June 3 – July 1, 2016
Now on view at ZieherSmith, FLOWER PAINTINGS is as it sounds—an exhibition of flower paintings, by Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols. In contrast to previous exhibitions for which the artist has combined paintings, drawings, and sculptures in cooperative installations, FLOWER PAINTINGS presents exclusively a series of enamel on panel paintings for a more minimal and contemplative presentation. On the subject of flowers and their symbolic meanings, Nichols has said that “the same flowers can say completely different things. Congratulations. I’m sorry. I love you. I can’t believe you’re gone. Flowers weirdly don’t really mean anything except meaningfulness. And then they’re gone.”
Specials (2016), a series of 50 works by Tucker commissioned by SFMOMA for In Situ, the restaurant in their new building, is also now on view.