Gary Brewer combines a classic sensibility with so-called eccentric impulses to create lush, detailed paintings of botany that evoke the world of science fiction, many leagues under the sea. Orchids and anemones play an important role in Brewer's latest series of work, A Seductive Nature, along with lichens, sponges and corals. The artist uses drawings, models, photos and maquettes to explore potential, and the results are a blend of observation and invention.
Artist: Gary Brewer
A Seductive Nature runs through April 12, 2009 at the ArtZone 461 Gallery in San Francisco.