Deb Stoner: Garden Studies
Imogen Gallery, Astoria, OR - Apr 13 – Jun 4
A photographer who is also a researcher and gardener, Deb Stoner uses texture and highlight in a way that recalls the masters of Dutch still life painting. Usually we see flowers growing in earth or cut and arranged in bouquets, so seeing them casually laid out like samples is refreshing. She also works as a jeweler, which shows in her attention to layout and the intersection of stems and petals.