StolenSpace Gallery Presents:
"Be Still, Life"
- group show -
July 6 - July 30, 2023
The term “still life” describes a work of art that depicts inanimate objects, either natural or man-made. Motifs such as flowers, fruit, bottles, and vases can typically be found in a still life, as well as bones, animal cadavers, and clocks to express ‘Memento Mori’, the inevitability of death.
Over time, the genre has been experimented with, diversified, and inclusive of cultural and societal commentary, not just limited to the Western experience. Still life is an expression of a personal kind of history, the objects that we choose to define us and anchor our identities are “still” representing still life to this day.
This exhibition brings together artists who represent still life with a fresh perspective, expressing themselves through a variety of mediums including paint, collage, and sculpture. Drawing influence from their own sub-cultures, backgrounds, and experiences, these artworks are a celebration of the pleasures of life, and life itself.