Allegra LaViola Gallery, Soho, New York City, NY

Allegra LaViola Gallery, Soho, NYC - Chris Duke

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June 28, 2013

I was delighted to see my painting, Iris with Bees, hung in one of the most visible spaces at the New York Academy of Art Annual Summer Exhibition at the Allegra LaViola Gallery in New York City. One never knows where one's precious painting will land in a sea of exceptional art at an exhibition. The show runs from June 27 until July 27, 2013.

At the opening night event, I was honored when one guest told me how my floral painting reminds him of the work of a well-known illustrator from the 1960s and 70s, Alan E. Cober. In my art of flowers, I have aimed to bring more playfulness into my work. Alan Cober, a very dear hero to me, always drew magnificently creative and lively pieces. Thus, I was thrilled at this comparison!

More of my flower drawings are viewable at the link below.