It was Gertrude Steins belief that a rose is never simply a rose. In Adams photographs, the flower is a necessary accent to a sloping hillside, while in OKeeffes work, its a series of contoured lines and deeply contrasted colors that critics have deemed vulva-esque.
Natural Affinities runs now through May 3 at the Norton Museum of Art, found at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. Admission costs $12. Doors are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 561-832-5196, or visit norton.org.
Jan. 28-May 3, 2009