Union Street hosting still life art exhibit
August 28, 2012 3:18PM
“Elegy” by Lorraine Sack
Updated: August 28, 2012 3:18PM
Union Street Gallery, 1527 Otto Blvd., Chicago Heights, is holding its “If Life Were Still” exhibit through Sept. 8.
The exhibit features the work of three painters: Lorraine Sack, Richard Laurent and Tanya Gadbaw.
Gallery officials said in the news release that the artists “interpret the inherent beauty, mystery, personal memories and visual metaphors revealed through the centuries-old tradition of recording particular details of specific objects.”
All three artists are painters who work in oils and focus on factual and expressive depictions of objects — their symbolic significance, the emotions they stir, and the visual challenges they inspire, officials said.
“Sack, Laurent and Gadbaw invest their studies of treasured finds with a subjective warmth and curiosity,” officials said. “They slow down the process of looking and ask us to see less casually, to contemplate quietly, to recognize and appreciate what we may have been ignoring in our haste and noise.
“We are invited to enter and linger for a while inside the intimate and introverted spaces they have created.”
Officials said the artists share a fascination and delight in portraying familiar forms, lustrous surfaces and complex textures; and make a long-term commitment to the process of observing, revealing and constructing ordered worlds where calm resides and stillness prevails.
“If Life Were Still” is curated by Claudia Craemer.