Poetic Dimensions in the Modern Still Life
February 1 - May 8, 2005
Emily Lowe Gallery, Lowe Hall
This exhibition, Poetic Dimensions in the Modern Still Life, includes the still life paintings of approximately 20 members of the artist group Zeuxis. Founded in 1994, Zeuxis promotes the genre of still life. The artists come from diverse backgrounds and pursue a variety of artistic styles, but all share an interest in the aesthetic and formal possibilities of still life. The group has mounted more than two dozen exhibitions in a variety of venues, from colleges and university galleries, to small museums and commercial gallery spaces in New York City.
There are two strands to painting. One of them has to do with feeling the picture plane and the brush and paint, and feeling the motif in its space, light and air. The other is becoming aware of the potential pictorial importance of observations in nature and of our own actions on the canvas. The first makes sure that we will have a work which is alive and full of the magic of space, light and air. The second means that the work we do will have the possibility of reaching out poetically to any observer.
Gabriel Laderman, Exhibition Curator