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Joyce Gordon Gallery presents Kevin Woodson, Night Flowers

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Who: Kevin Woodson
What: Night Flowers, solo exhibit of moonlit garden paintings
When: May 4th – June 30th, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 10th, 6-9pm
Where: Joyce Gordon Gallery
406 14th Street Oakland, CA. 94612 (12th St. Bart)

Addiotional viewing opportunities:
May 4, First Friday Art Murmur, 6:00-9:00
May 10, Thursday, Opening Reception 6:00-9:00
June 1, First Friday Art Murmur 6:00-9:00
June 2, 3, Saturday and Sunday, East Bay Open Studios 11:00 AM – 6 PM
June 9, Saturday: Artist Talk 1:00 PM
June 9, Saturday: Bloom and Brush flower painting workshop 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

For more information please contact:
Gallery Curator,

Joyce Gordon Gallery is pleased to present, “Night Flowers,” Oakland Artist Kevin Woodson’s new collection of nighttime garden dreamscapes, painted outdoors under the moon, and inspired by the verse of some of humanity’s greatest romantics.

Join us for the opening reception, Thursday May 10. Kevin’s new collection is on view Friday May 4th, through Saturday June 30th.

Following his 2016 Joyce Gordon Gallery solo exhibit, ‘Peace Within Chaos,’ Kevin has taken his garden inspired paintings to the next level, enriching his lifelong love of flowers with influences from poetry, myth, and ritual.

If you’ve ever stayed out in the gardens after the gates are locked and the moon has risen, you’ll understand the excitement and passion of the gardens at night. Under the stars, Kevin conceives his paintings as passages from Ovid, Solomon, Shakespeare, and all great poets who wrote timeless verse about flowers and the seductiveness of the night.

In almost a decade of exhibits in the Bay Area and Asia, Kevin has always included one or two night-garden scenes in each collection. For years, it’s been a dream of his to create an entire collection of night flowers. As the son of a librarian and a Shakespearian, Kevin has also been influenced by the verse and romantic stories from antiquity that still hold sway in our culture today. Aphrodite, Guanyin, and Apollo and many more come alive in the steamy splendor of Kevin’s night flowers.

Kevin has lived in the Bay Area since he moved here from the gardens of Illinois in 1991. His flowers follow in the footsteps of Bay Area greats like, Gary Bukovnik, using art to give flowers a place in our contemporary cultural dialogue.

Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery located in the downtown district of Oakland, California. It exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of the gallery is to respect the creative pursuits of the individual and seeks to make such work accessible to a broad audience.

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(high resolution flower paintings for download available on request)

Kevin in studio: Dahlia Triptych

Kevin painting: Morcom Amphiteater of Roses, Oakland

Kevin painting at the Dahlia Dell, Golden Gate Park, Summer 2015





For Kevin's full web page:

PDF: one-page Woodson CV

PDF: Datebook article, 2014

PDF: Castro Courrier article, 2016

PDF: Press release