Galleries Reception: Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition

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September 21, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Rowe Arts

Rowe Galleries and the Department of Art & Art History are the first American hosts of a stunning exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in London. Opening September 21 with a reception and curators' talk, Nature Morte:  Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre strongly identified with the 16th and 17th centuries. This major exhibition will be one of the largest ever presented at the Rowe Galleries, with works displayed by national and international artists such as Gabriel Orozco, Wayne Thiebaud, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Donald Sultan, alongside works by local artists such as MyLoan Dinh, Linda Foard Roberts, and Andrew Leventis.

The exhibition is based on Dr. Michael Petry‚Äôs book Nature Morte: Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Traditionpublished by Thames & Hudson, and was curated by Petry and Roberto Ekholm of MOCA London, with additional local and national works curated by Director of Galleries Adam Justice and Associate Professor of Painting Andrew Leventis. It includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and video art that explores a modern interpretation of what a still life (Nature Morte) can be. The exhibition toured for three years between 2015- 2018 at international museums in Norway, Sweden, and Poland and was last exhibited at the Guildhall Art Gallery in London. Learn more about the exhibition and the artists included.

All four curators - Petry, Ekholm, Justice, and Leventis - will be on hand at this event to discuss the work.