Four Artists, Four Objects, Ten Years
September 10 to December 15, 2000
Emily Lowe Gallery
In 1986 four still-life painters (Janet Fish, Sondra Freckelton, Nancy Hagin and Harriet Shorr) each created a painting based upon four objects. Each artist chose an item to be included in the composition. The four common objects are iridescent candlesticks (Fish), a fish vase (Freckelton), a ceramic pitcher (Hagin), and a blue oval platter (Shorr). The artists worked independently and created their own compositions (adding additional objects), not revealing their work to each other until all the paintings were complete.
Ten years later, these friends decided to replicate the activity using new objects. These later paintings include a glass vase (Fish), a valentine box of chocolates (Freckelton), a large coffeepot (Hagin) and an hors d'oeuvres set (Shorr).The paintings are shown above and below.
This exhibition of still-life painters, guest curated by Judith Swirsky, demonstrates the diversity of styles within the genre. The two sets of paintings are supplemented by additional examples of the artists' work.