“The Art of Still Life” at Twiggs

  • ‘Matrilineal’ is a mixed media assemblage by Bess French. Courtesy

  • “Milo’s Spoon” by Caleb Brown Courtesy

  • “Sweet Sixteen” is a graphite drawing by Barbara Morse. Courtesy

  • “Retro” is from a series of small 6” x 6” paintings by Shawne Randlett. —Courtesy

Published: 9/6/2022 1:55:56 PM
Modified: 9/6/2022 1:52:08 PM

STILL: The Art of Still Life is a contemporary art exhibit at Twiggs Gallery featuring seven New England artists working in a variety of media from graphite drawing to painting to mixed media. While still life is defined as a painting or drawing of an arrangement of inanimate objects, the exhibit at Twiggs Gallery is breaking the “rules” with the addition of sculpture. Each artist offers a unique point of view in approaching this genre.

“The pieces in this show range from classic still life to artworks that are more surprising in terms of their subject matter, scale and use of color,” said Twiggs gallery director Laura Morrison. “I’ve also included mixed media sculptural assemblage to literally add another dimension to the exhibit. When artists set up a still life, they are creating an assemblage of objects to paint or draw. Here, I am treating the assemblage as a real-life still life.”

The exhibition opens with an artists’ reception on Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 254 King St. in Boscawen. Participating artists are Caleb Brown, Shela Cunningham, Bess French, Marcia Wood Mertinooke, Barbara Morse, Shawne Randlett and Marlene Zychowski. The exhibition runs through Oct. 29.

Also located at Twiggs are fun gifts and uniquities in Spriggs Shoppe along with Cornerstone Design’s calligraphy services. Twiggs Gallery is handicapped accessible and located at 254 King St., Boscawen. Gallery hours are Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4. For more information, visit TwiggsGallery.WordPress.com or call 603-975-0015.

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