PRESERVED IN TIME
August 31 - September 16, 2019
Exhibition statement appears below
The still life is a genre with a long history-at least as far back in Egypt as the 15th century, BCE. Collections of still life paintings exist in most artists' repertoires. Here are five artists who have selected subject matter, observed in place or constructed, that allows them to present qualities-color, light, form, texture, juxtaposition, fragility, permanence- that are important to them. Their motivation emanates from their desires to have others see as they do. They portray common subject matter in such a way as to invite the viewer to share the transformation of the everyday object to a higher plane that lends new understandings to both the artist and the audience.