Flower Child: Art Inspired by San Francisco's Summer of Love


This August marks the 50 year anniversary of San Francisco’s infamous Summer of Love . To celebrate, Modern Eden Gallery is hosting "Flower Child", a group show opening this Saturday. Hikari will exhibit this colorful new addition to her "Children of This Planet" series, entitled Children of This Planet #37:

Children of This Planet #37
Oil on cotton, mounted on panel
9.5" x 13”

To inquire about Hikari's painting, please email the gallery at [email protected].

About her piece, Hikari shares: "By drawing flowers and children, I drew a child wearing hydrangea. Hydrangea flowers have a variety of meanings and it seems to express human complexity. It is a figure of a child standing forward, facing her inner complexity."

Summer of Love was highlighted by the largest gathering of Hippies (or Flower Children), the rise of 60’s music legends, and the widespread use of psychedelic drugs, all culminating in the summer of 1967 in the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The late 60s marked the beginning of the counterculture movement that would grow to attract and give rise to the great artists, activists, writers, freethinkers of the 20th century. 

Participating artists include: Young Chun, Sybiline, Chris Guest, Chie Yoshii, Rhea O'Neill, Andrea Sipl, Marlene Seven Bremner, Erica Calardo, Jana Brike, Pippa McManus, Julie Filipenko, Sheri DeBow, Happy D., Daisy Church, Gretchen Lewis, Sergio Lopez, Daniel J Valadez, Kindra Nikole, Amy Ahlstrom, Lori Nelson, Megan Buccere, Alison Ye, Amandalynn, Phillip Hua, Alec Huxley, Chris Leib, Simona Candini, Elizabeth Amento, Mary Syring, Martin Hsu, John Walker, Henry Schreiber, Meredith Marsone, Catherine Moore, Rebecca Rose, Kim Huynh, Joshua Coffy, Carly Janine Mazur, Erica Rose Levine, Michael Campbell, Brian Donnelly, Debra Gardner Abarca, Christina Ridgeway, Ania Tomicka, Peter Adamyan, Kristin Forbes-Mullane, Omalix, Steve Ferrera, David Natale, Stephanie Jucker, Johnie Thornton, Leilani Bustamante, Hana Mulyati, James Marc, Aunia Kahn, Adam Ziskie, JOEMUR, Delphyne V., Primary Hughes, Tracy Lewis, Chris Sheridan, Adam Caldwell, Wesley T. Wright & Malia Landis, Bec Winnel, Erich J. Moffitt, doubleparlour, Lacey Bryant, Sandra Yagi, Kelly McKernan, Ron Norman, Jessica Violetta, Melanie Alves, Derek Harrison, Ruth Speer, Gillian Keller, Lioba Brückner, Jaclyn Alderete, Hikari Shimoda, Ransom & Mitchell, and Monty Guy.

Flower Child will be on view August 12th through September 2nd, 2017 at:

801 Greenwich St
San Francisco, California
Tel: (415) 956-3303
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: noon to 6pm