I am sure you have been wondering what we have been doing at the gallery since the closing of “Stimulus.” Although we have kept busy tending to a few private functions, such as last week's NEST charity event, we are now in the midst of preparing for our next show (which is set to open on September 17). Previews to come soon.
In the meantime, here is an update on one of the local artist who participated in our last group show: Emily Greene Liddle will soon be having a solo exhibition at Aroma (Cleveland Park location). The show opens on Saturday, August 15, 2009 and runs through September 28, 2009.
As mentioned on her website, “working mainly with oil on canvas, Liddle uses classical academic technique to portray modern pop imagery. While her paintings initially appear light and playful, her subject matter plays on deeper themes of contrast and contradiction in form, function, and perception in modern Pop culture.”
In her series “Strange Fruit,” Liddle merges commonplace objects with luscious fruit and vegetables in order to sometimes create a visual oxymoron or a conceptual allusion to a certain word or idea. A selection of these works is currently on display at the gallery. Come on by for a sneak peek of what you can expect when you go to her upcoming show (and, of course, to take a look at the rest of the art that graces our walls)!