Still Life - Reanimating the Inanimate

Pine Rivers Art Gallery | 3-Sep-2016
Still Life: Reanimating the inanimate is an exhibition which revisits the still life tradition. This exhibition observes how contemporary artists negotiate relationships between stillness and movement and interactions between objects and people.
Venue: Pine Rivers Art Gallery
Address: Unit 7/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine
Date: 09 September 2016 - 02 November 2016
Time: Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Ticket: FREE
Web: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/general.aspx?id=154387
EMail: PineRivers.Gallery@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
Call: (07) 3480 6941
Jonathan Crowther, Cutting the cord, 2013, oil on canvas, 130 x 130cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Matt Cook.
Still life painting - alongside portrait and landscape - is one of the best known and loved of all painting genres.

Still life: Reanimating the inanimate celebrates the perseverance of the still life and its ever-relevant concern with human existence. These contemporary artists revisit the heart of the tradition, exploring ideas of stillness and movement, and the interactions between objects and people. All draw on historical art influences and expand on them with new media and new meaning.

The beauty of still life is that it captures the perishable, the fragile, and the transient. Whether depicting vibrant flowers, or a humble strand of Blu-tac, the works elevate their subject matter from its limited life span to become something that could outlive us all.

Despite the inherent stillness that they share with their historic counterparts, these contemporary works show us that the genre itself is not static. With fresh eyes and contemporary approaches, the still life tradition is evolving.

Exhibiting artists include Jonathon Crowther, Donna Davis, Simon Degroot, Marian Drew, Robert Fenton, Peta Houghton, Stevan Jacks, Sam Leach, Cate Maddy, Sylvia McEwan, Deb Mostert, Laurie Mossuto, Gywn Hanssen Piggot, Victoria Reichelt, George Rowbottom, Emma Theyers, Seabastion Toast and Clare Toms.

Official Opening: 6.30pm Friday 9 September 2016

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