Contemporary 2021

Art of the Still
An Exhibition of Still Lifes Juried by Eric Elliott
May 12 – June 25
June 26, 9am-4pm: PICK-UP for hand-delivered artwork
June 28: begin return shipping

The Art of the Still is a national juried exhibition featuring artists from a variety of mediums with a primary focus of still life. This exhibition demonstrates the many ways in which life can be captured through objects and their surroundings. Still lifes can record light and the ways in which it drapes over objects; they can present the contrast of light and shadow, or reveal innate or mysterious details about the life of the artist. They record specific moments in time or the passage of time and are windows into the culture of a specific era. They can be a pathway into the substance of things unseen and a glimpse of things to come.

The juror for this exhibition is Painting and Drawing Professor Eric Elliott. Elliott grew up in Alaska and moved to Grand Junction from Seattle, Washington. He holds a Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing, from the University of Washington, Seattle and a Bachelor of Arts, Art Practice, from the University of California, Berkeley.

As an artist Elliott primarily works in oil paint, charcoal, and ink. In his work, he uses the objects that surround him as a point of departure, and their structures become frameworks upon which he can play with explorations of paint, form, association, space, light, atmosphere, unification and dissolution.