Still Life Comes Alive
3 November 2023 – 9 March 2024
The term still life describes a work of art that depicts objects from the natural or man-made world. A still life can be a celebration of material pleasures such as food or wine, but may also be a warning of the ephemerality of these pleasures. A still life usually illustrates things that are inanimate and which are often part of daily life. In contemporary art, the concept of stillness and everydayness might be shown with cereal boxes, plastic utensils, superhero collectibles, or real fruit. That is, everyday life of the 21st century combining synthetic and organic material.