Jeffrey Leder Gallery
21-37 45th Rd
Painting, drawing and sculpture
Beautiful Object: Upsetting Still Life
May 13 - June 5, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday May 13, 2016, 6-8pm Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun 12-6pm
What constitutes a still life, and the myriad forms it can take, are the subjects of Beautiful Object: Upsetting Still life, a show of contemporary still life painting and sculpture. On display are the fruits and crockery typical of the genre, but for the nine artists in the exhibit, quotidian objects are combined with elements of portraiture and landscape. Artworks include objects chosen for their sensual or symbolic qualities contextualized in ways that confound any preconceived notions of what comprises a still life. Curator, Patrick Neal will be in the gallery the weekend of May 21-22 to greet visitors.