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The Perennial Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3–6 pm Curated by Karen Azoulay

The Perennial
Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3–6 pm

The Grecian Shelter, Prospect Park, Brooklyn

 

Featuring work by Daniel Barrow, Bianca Beck, Jude Broughan, Erica Magrey, Paul P., Sojourner Truth Parsons, Linda Quinlan, Anna Rosen, Erika Somogyi, Chrysanne Stathacos, Jennifer Sullivan, and Lee Welch.

 

Curated by Karen Azoulay

 

Floriography, the language of flowers, is a form of communication that was popular in Victorian times. Botanical species were assigned sentimental meanings that were collected in exhaustive dictionaries, the blooms’ symbolism varying in tone from the sweet (Ivy Geranium conveying the gallant request “Your hand for the next dance?”) to the melodramatic (Vibernum declaring “I die if neglected”) and the downright combative (a dried white rose indicating “death before dishonor”). A thoughtfully curated bouquet could thus deliver a layered poetic memo, which the recipient would be required to decipher. An added complication, however, was the possibility of mistranslation introduced by widespread inconsistencies between reference works.

 

Staged in a neoclassical peristyle dating from 1905, “The Perennial” is a one-day event in which a dozen artworks are presented in an atmosphere reminiscent of a summer flower fair. Each artist has used the historical floral code to embed a secret meaning in his or her work. In an exhibition focusing on mixed media and assemblage, media and materials including fabric, paper, photography, pinecones, trinkets, vinyl, wood, and of course fresh flowers have been combined into compelling new arrangements. Karen Azoulay has also worked with Carl Williamson to produce a limited-edition floral dictionary for the event.

 

Floral refreshments will be served.

 

This event is presented in partnership with More-Art.  www.moreart.org

Fresh flowers generously provided by Saffron.  www.saffron-brooklyn.com/

           

For more information, please contact:

Jeff Kasper: info@moreart.org                

 

Directions:

The Grecian Shelter is located at the southern edge of Prospect Park, a few steps north of Parkside Ave.

For GPS directions, search for Parade Grounds, Brooklyn.

Q Train to Parkside Ave., walk two blocks west along Parkside Ave.

F/G Train to Fort Hamilton Pkwy, walk three blocks east on Ocean Pkwy, then continue east on Parkside Ave.

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Now taking Valentines Pre-orders

Valentine’s Day Schedule Saturday 02/14/15 open 10am to 8pm

For deliveries and pick ups please order latest by Wednesday February 11th. For any delivery orders placed after the 11th, delivery fee will be double. We will not be taking day of deliveries or pick ups, as we will prioritize advanced orders. Walk ins welcome, but please understand that there will be a wait.

Delivery set hours:

Morning batch from 9am – 12pm

Afternoon batch from 2pm – 4pm

Evening batch after 8pm~

 

 

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Now taking Mother’s day pre-orders…

We are now taking pre-orders for Mother’s Day. Peonies will be in limited stock with the season. Please reserve and… pre-order.

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Mother’s day weekend schedule:

Saturday May 10th: 10am to 7pm & Sunday May 11th: 10am to 5pm

For deliveries and pick ups please order latest by Wednesday May 7th. For any delivery orders placed after the 7th, delivery fee will be double. We will not be taking day of deliveries or pick ups, as we will prioritize advanced orders. Walk ins welcome, but please understand that there will be a wait.

 

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Back in action, gearing for Valentines.

Thanks for missing us, and its great to be back after our short Vacation. Wishing everyone a happy new year and thanks for your support as always.

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Valentine’s Day Schedule 02/14/14 open 10am to 8pm

For deliveries and pick ups please order latest by Wednesday February 12th. For any delivery orders placed after the 12th, delivery fee will be double. We will not be taking day of deliveries or pick ups, as we will prioritize advanced orders. Walk ins welcome, but please understand that there will be a wait.

Delivery set hours:

Morning batch from 9am – 12pm

Afternoon batch from 2pm – 4pm

Evening batch after 8pm~

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Adriana Minoliti, “Popurrí” Opening on Wednesday August 7th 7pm – 9pm

Saffron is honored to present a special guest and longtime friend Adriana Minoliti for our next end of summer exhibition Popurrí. Adriana Minoliti of Buenos Aires, Argentina, transforms Saffron in collaboration with apparel courtesy of Vestite y Andate . Please join us from 7pm ~ 9pm  on Wednesday August 7th @ 31 Hanson Place. Original drinks & limited treats provided by our friends at de porres. Farewell flight Afterparty tba.

In the meantime, check out Adriana Minoliti & Santiago Villanueva‘s joint exhibition Landscapes of Eloquence- Minimal Stories at Quebracho/Galeria Azul  @ 421 Troutman in Bushwick until August 15th, 2013. Below are some photos from last nights opening reception.