Naida Osline: Florescence

Exhibition: May 14 - September 13, 2017

Reception: Friday, June 9, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Free for RAM Members only

Naida Osline is a Los Angeles-based artist who combines and manipulates images sourced from both analog and digital processes, in which she blends conceptual and documentary photographic practices with an abiding interest in the transformative, mythical, and ethereal nature of existence. The exhibition features selections from three bodies of work developed over the past ten years, Florescence, Visionary Plants, and Birds.

Florescence is a portfolio of fantastical, hybrid flower specimens that merge components from plants, animals, insects, and synthetic products. The artist uses a scanner, instead of a camera, to capture detail, connecting the work with documentary photographic methods for recording botanical specimens.

Visionary Plants features key plants—tobacco, coca, coffee, cannabis, opium, and others—that have contributed to global economies, challenged beliefs, caused violence, fueled addiction, promoted spirituality, raised consciousness, inspired art, and generated legislation.

In the third series, Birds, Osline works with native birds in suburban southern California, photographing them in places of engagement, such as birdbaths, food sources, and perches. The resulting layered images of birds in flight with varying opacities suggest the existence of alternate realities that overlap within the same space.

Osline has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in many group shows throughout Southern California, as well as internationally. Her work has been reviewed in the Los Angeles Times, Artillery Magazine, Huffington Post, the Orange County Register, Artweek, and Artscene.

http://naidaosline.com/

Related Exhibition Programming

Gallery Talk and Tour with Artist Naida Osline | Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

Join artist Naida Osline as she gives a short talk and tour of her exhibition.

Members Preview & Opening Celebration for Florescence and American Qur'an | Friday, June 9, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., For Members Only, Free

Please join us for this free for RAM members only event to preview the Sandow Birk: American Qur'an exhibition that opens on Saturday, June 10 to the general public. This reception is also a celebration of the artists and artwork behind Naida Osline: Florescence and Sandow Birk: American Qur'an.

To RSVP, please call 951.684.7111.

Flower Power | Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

Naida Osline's fantastical exhibition is inspiring a day of flowers and art. Help RAM make the largest paper flower arrangement Riverside has even seen or learn how to grow a water-wise English flower garden in our Mediterranean dry climate from master gardener, Nan Simonsen.

Gallery Talk and Tour with Artist Naida Osline | Saturday, August 5, 2017, 1 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

Join artist Naida Osline as she gives a short talk and tour of her exhibition.

Bonus! Check out our ongoing Play the Museum interactive activities throughout the museum, some of which are in conjunction with this exhibit!