“Flora”, an exhibition of photography by Marcy Palmer explores the idea of beauty through imagery of florals & greenery. Palmer manipulates the images digitally to replicate alternative darkroom processes and finally gilds the prints. Using John O’Donohue, philosopher and writer, as inspiration, Palmer seeks to explore his notion that beauty can be the antidote to personal & poltical crises. Or in the words of O’Donohue, “beauty is not a luxury, but…ennobles the heart and reminds us of the infinity that is within us.”

“Flora” will be the feature exhibition at Claire Elizabeth Gallery for PhotoNOLA, an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans organized by the New Orleans Photo Alliance. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Sat. Dec. 15th from 6-9pm and all are invited to attend.