The Flower Show
Pancrace Bessa / 
Snapdragons, c. 1820 / 
watercolor, with touches of gouache, over a pencil underdrawing / 
17 1/8 x 12 in. (43.5 x 30.5 cm)
Mary Beyt / 
Untitled (MB69), 1992 / 
oil on canvas / 
84 1/4 x 60 in. (214 x 152.4 cm)
Penelope Gottlieb / 
Colocasia esculenta, 2023 / 
acrylic and ink of a digital reproduction of an Audubon print / 
Paper: 60 x 40 in. (152.4 x 101.6 cm) / 
Framed: 62 x 42 in. (157.5 x 106.7 cm)
Rachel Lachowicz / 
Gerberas (Orange), 2017 / 
pressed eyeshadow and aluminum / 
24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)
Tony Matelli / 
Weed, 2023 / 
painted bronze / 
28 x 21 x 14 in. (71.1 x 53.3 x 35.6 cm)
Don Suggs / 
Fleurs du Mall #9, 2007 / 
plastic objects and acrylic paint / 
16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Matt Wedel / 
Potted Plant, 2020 / 
gouache on paper / 
44 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (113 x 82.6 cm)
7 Jun - 1 Sep 2023

Opening reception: Wed, 7 Jun 2023, 6 - 8 p.m.

press release

notes on The Flower Show by Elizabeth East

The Flower Show includes over 50 artists who work from diverse perspectives and cultural origins. From historic botanical study and still life composition, to assemblage sculpture and interactive video, the exhibition features flowers in formal, symbolic and narrative contexts. Themes of life, death, identity, memory and the environment infuse the presentation.

Marcellina Akpojotor
Terry Allen
Tony Berlant
Pancrace Bessa
Mary Beyt
Édouard Boubat
Rebecca Campbell
Paul Caponigro
Nick Cave
Dale Chihuly
Eileen Cowin
Petah Coyne
Amir H. Fallah
Gajin Fujita
Charles Garabedian
Yvette Gellis
Luis González Palma
Penelope Gottlieb
Glenn Hardy Jr.
David Hockney
Dion Johnson
Flora Kao
Rachel Lachowicz
Birdie Lusch
Heather Gwen Martin
Patrick Martinez
Enrique Martínez Celaya
Tony Matelli
Henri Matisse
Thom Mayne
Jacquelyn McBain
Shaun McCracken
Lauren Doolin McMillen
Ana Mendieta
Adolphe Monticelli
Jiha Moon
Kathy Moss
Stas Orlovski
Christopher Pate
Zemer Peled
Vanessa Prager
Astrid Preston
Paula Rösler
Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin
Alison Saar
Tsherin Sherpa
Raychael Stine
Don Suggs
Jennifer Vanderpool
Matt Wedel
Faith Wilding
Tom Wudl


Rahman, Sharmin. "Los Angeles’ Most Exciting Art Exhibits by Artists of Color." Shondaland, 31 May 2023.
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 The Flower Show 

Created in special celebration of The Flower Show at L.A. Louver, this postcard set reproduces artworks from the exhibition by 6 of the 53 artists: Penelope Gottlieb, Mary Beyt, Rebecca Campbell, Matt Wedel, Shaun McCracken, and Pancrace Bessa.

Each postcard measures 4.5 x 6 in. and was printed locally in Los Angeles.

Artwork details are included on the back of each card. Each set comes packaged in an paper envelope stamped with The Flower Show logo.


Marcellina Akpojotor, Terry Allen, Tony Berlant, Pancrace Bessa, Mary Beyt, Édouard Boubat, Rebecca Campbell, Paul Caponigro, Nick Cave, Dale Chihuly, Eileen Cowin, Petah Coyne, Amir H. Fallah, Gajin Fujita, Charles Garabedian, Yvette Gellis, Luis González Palma, Penelope Gottlieb, Glenn Hardy Jr., David Hockney, Dion Johnson, Flora Kao, Rachel Lachowicz, Birdie Lusch, Heather Gwen Martin, Patrick Martinez, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Tony Matelli, Henri Matisse, Thom Mayne, Jacquelyn McBain, Shaun McCracken, Lauren Doolin McMillen, Ana Mendieta, Adolphe Monticelli, Jiha Moon, Kathy Moss, Stas Orlovski, Christopher Pate, Zemer Peled, Vanessa Prager, Astrid Preston, Paula Rösler, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Alison Saar, Tsherin Sherpa, Raychael Stine, Don Suggs, teamLab, Jennifer Vanderpool, Matt Wedel, Faith Wilding, Tom Wudl
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