January 18 – March 12, 2023
January 26th – Stephanie Shih – Online 7pm Eastern
February 7th – Favorite Things Online Artist Talk 7pm Eastern
February 23rd – Stephanie Shih – Online 7pm Eastern
March 5th – Artist Reception 4 to 6pm
March 9th – Matt Siber – Online 7pm Eastern
In history and art, the still life image is ubiquitous and synonymous with masterworks of art. A collection of objects, filled with meaning, beauty, life and transition. This collection of images looks at how we value our things, how we engage with our objects, craft them into art.
Stephanie Shih’s Asian American Still Life and Matt Siber Collective Consciousness look at the way we imbue preconceived notions of what the object holds, and how we re-envision that object in a new context.
We see objects of importance through family lines with the works of Parrish Dobson and Beth Galton. Yorgos Efthymiadis looks at how a singular object can obtain mythic proportion in both personal and public persona. Rebecca Horne’s constructions defy dimension, organic and structural textures at odds but also symbiotic. Stefanie Klavens series How We Live looks at our surroundings, and Vicente Cayuela‘s Juvenilia explores the way we gravitate to objects at any age, especially as we grow in an emotional and intellectual context. Jo Ann Chaus uses object as introspection. Her use of images and object create entire personas we as viewers can indulge in, question and dream of the possibilities of who we are and who we want to be.
The eleven artists who share their work with us look at the myriad ways of showcasing objects of importance. In a world of clutter, we find beauty, in a landscape of objects we see a microcosm of identity, statements of personality and ultimately open to interpretation the items we hold close. In each photograph, each visual construction and unique still life animates ideas, invent connections, shares ideas and showcases a depth of understanding of the photographer illuminating their subject.
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