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Still, agroup exhibit
October  2 to 28, 2012
 Reception: Saturday, October 6, 4 to 6 pm
 Archer Gallery, Clark College
 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

Eric Elliott, James Florschutz, Marie Koetje, Caroline

LeFevre, Erika Leppmann, Joseph Park,  Susan Seubert

What is the role or function of the still  life in the 21st century?  Does the contemporary still life speak of the rituals of daily life; ask the viewer to contemplate the social, moral or historical significance of the objects depicted; or simply address the formal  properties of the object?

Each of the artists in this exhibit answers that question in a thought-provoking way.

Artwork by Eric Elliot

Eric Elliott's still life paintings "stem from an interest in the grey area where one object ends and another begins." He's "interested in the air between objects, in the ability to compress perspective; bringing the ground up or pushing the foreground back." (Suzanne Beal, Art Ltd. Sept.  2009)

Artwork by James Florschutz

James Florschutz's "sculpture has always been a way for (him) to overlay order on his environment and to make sense of a seemingly chaotic world around  (him). Often (his) work uses the grid as a matrix to express (his) thoughts and feelings." (artist's statement)

Artwork by Marie Koetje

Marie Koetje's "paintings are loosely based on imagined scenarios of ordinary spaces integrated with, or invaded by, an aggregation of signals, devices, gadgets, and streams of information. (Koetje) usually begins each piece by constructing a rational pictorial space which serves as a backdrop for these otherwise immaterial and intangible components to take shape and become visible..." (artist's statement)

Artwork by Caroline LeFevre Caroline LeFevre's photographs use "the archetype of traditional still life imagery to contextualize the interplay between  the digital and the non-digital in art. This series defines a reaction  to the perceived roles of consumer culture and digital technologies in society." (artist's statement)
Artwork by Erika Leppmann Erika Leppmann’s photographs speak of our idealized views of domiciles. In Leppmann’s work, Monopoly® houses representing the very small, contained and tidy world of our expectations are juxtaposed with the ominous, disorienting "real world."
Artwork by Joseph Park

Joseph Park's paintings "explore the realm between reality and fiction";  between what has been observed and what has been reimagined with his "prismatic" effects. In Park's painting's time and space are at some junctures frozen and at others they flutter wildly. (Joey Veltkamp, New American Painting Biog, July 8, 2011)

Artwork by Susan Seubert Susan Seubert's photographs come from her <restraint> series  and each "illustrates an idea relating to restraint  in either a symbolic  or literal  fashion. The (photographs) create a space where the viewer may contemplate the meanings, implications, and complexities of the word 'restraint'." (artist's statement) "Each of these photographs in a unique ambrotype, a wet plate collodian process in which a thin negative image on glass appears as a positive by mounting it against a black background." (Froelick Gallery PressRelease, April 2011)


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