Contemporary Still Life Paintings
November 4 – 27, 2016
Opening Reception: November 5, 5 – 9 p.m.
TAG/The Artists Gallery
216 N. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Hours: Fri., Sat., 12-9pm, Sun. 12-5pm or by appointment
“Revealed Truths,” an exhibit of contemporary still life oil paintings, seeks to reveal our world through paintings of life’s everyday objects. As with life, painting the still life for Riccio is a process. Through intense observation and trial and error, she begins to understand her subject; as a color, a texture, or a tilted ellipse is placed on the canvas. Patient and careful adjustments lead her to a place where a truth begins to be revealed. The painting breathes as elements connect and form relationships. Through that process, the painting begins to come to life.
Color and composition also play an essential role in Riccio’s work, as do hard edges and strongly defined objects. The common objects that catch her eye do so through shape and color and the possibilities for their interactions. These elements provide the stability she craves and the underlying structure necessary for the work to branch out and explore the more unsettling, unpredictable side of life. These ordinary objects, having been studied and composed, reveal their truth and beauty while hopefully, elevating them to the meaning they deserve.
The Finish Line, oil, 24" x 24"
(To view a few hightlights of the exhibit click on image above.)