Extraordinary Still Life


Scheduled Dates

Images (from left to right) Laurie Riccadonna, Throw Away(detail), 2019, Oil on canvas, 21 x 29 inches, courtesy of the artist; Jeremiah Teipen, Still Life(detail), 2018, 3D animated digital projection on wood panel 3 minutes, 33 seconds, 36 x 48 inches, courtesy of the artist; Nakeya Brown, Like Natural, X-pressions: Black Beauty Still Lifes(detail), Archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches (framed), courtesy of the artist; Margaret Murphy, Vanitas, Women of Change(detail), 2020, Oil on wood panel, 48 x 48 inches, courtesy of the artist; Takashi Horisaki, #InstaBonsai Banpaku Remix(detail), 2021, Mixed media installation, variable dimensions, courtesy of the artist; Mia Brownell, Plate to Platelet: Sparkling(detail), 2019. Oil on canvas, 46x36 inches, courtesy of the artist; Phaan Howng, I’ll Be Back(detail), 2022, Mixed media installation, variable dimensions, courtesy of the artist; and Dinner Gallery Ashley Lyon, Wellspring(detail), 2017, Fired clay with mixed media surfacing, 7 x 8 x 19 inches, courtesy of the artist; Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Still Life with Flowers and Shells After Van Der Ast(detail), 2022, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist; Lina Puerta, Naiad(detail), 2012, Mixed media, 32” x 39” x 21,” courtesy of the artist;

September 9 - October 20, 2022
The NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

Reception: September 9, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (part of JCFridays)
Jersey City Artist Studio Tour: Saturday, October 1, 12 - 6 pm
(Meet the Artists from 3 - 4 pm)

Curated by Midori Yoshimoto

The genre of “still life” was established by the time of the Northern Renaissance in the 17th century and usually refers to a painting of inanimate objects arranged on a table or any other surface. Although the still life has been generally ranked below the genres of religious and historical painting, portrait, and landscape in the artistic hierarchy, it never became obsolete and was revived by artists throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition, Extraordinary Still Life, examines the ways in which current artists challenge this familiar genre by representing contemporary subjects or/and using new techniques.

Participating artists are Nakeya Brown, Mia Brownell, Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, Takashi Horisaki, Phaan Howng, Ashley Lyon, Margaret Murphy, Lina Puerta, Laurie Riccadonna, Jeremiah Teipen