Semper Augustus is the latest collection of paintings by Jennifer Allnutt. In this series, Allnutt explores themes of the ephemeral, tragedy, loss and love using the reoccurring motif of a tulip, the Semper Augustus, as an allegory.
Opening reception: February 26th, 6 - 9pm.
This exhibition will run from February 27th - March 20th and will coincide with Alex Garant's The Ghosts Of Ourselves, Jacqueline Butterworth's The Gatecrashers & Erik Sherman's The Rare Earth Hypothesis.
The Semper Augustus tulip has been described as the greatest and most beautiful tulip in history. In the early 1600s, tulip bulbs became the fourth leading export product of the Netherlands, and the most famous was Semper Augustus, for the fiery feathering of its petals. It fetched prices as high as the cost of a house, but in 1624, it was reported that only 12 examples remained.
The spectacular features of Semper...