Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Twist gets a critic's pick in this weeks nashville scene

The Luminous Bower at Twist Gallery
Flower Power
Amanda Dillingham

Although it may seem impossible due to frigid temperatures, this Saturday night you can spend your evening meandering through a garden of blossoming flowers thanks to artist Lauren Kussro. Kussro's interest in nature and beauty is apparent in this installation, as one meanders through her gardens of earthly delights, composed of handmade paper that is waxed and sewn into flowers. Through the act of making each bud, Kussro participates in her own personal meditation and ritual, and by exhibiting the created flowers as a conglomerate, she asks the viewers to stop and smell the roses, both literally and figuratively. Inside the Twist Gallery, it might as well be spring.