"Three Friends Represent"
Jan. 19 – Feb. 17
Opening and Reception - January 19; Artist conversation at 4 p.m.
Ruth Miller, Still Life (2016), 16.25” x 20.25”, oil on canvas.
This exhibition of paintings brings together three artists – Ruth Miller, Susan Lichtman and Gwen Strahle – all representational painters.
The venerable tradition of representational painting originates from Aristotle, one of the first to remark on the nature of narrative or representational art. We have only to look at the great mosaics and paintings of Greece and Rome or, for that matter, classicism in general to discover the range of representational art. So ubiquitous is this tradition we would do well to call it the bedrock of art.
Miller, Lichtman and Strahle have forgone literalism and the formulaic to develop their own interpretive position to painting. Yet, while sharing a similar vision, they each remain individually unique.
Don Smith, Curator