Historically still lifes appear to be of two varieties: “arranged” and “discovered.” In the first all is artifice; the objects have been arranged for the singular purpose of being painted. In the second the objects (apparently) are found in their natural circumstances and painted because the artist finds that particular arrangement compelling. This still life looks “discovered” even though it may have been quite carefully arranged (not a simple undertaking). In this show there are splendid examples of both.
Artists included in the exhibition are: Fred Birchman, Brian Blackham, Eric Elliott, Dean Fisher, Matt Klos.
Eric Elliott is shown courtesy of James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA