AMERICAN STILL LIFES
Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.
David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator


R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport, LA
The R.W. Norton Art Gallery
Shreveport, LA: March 4 - May 25, 2014
Extended at the request of The R.W. Norton Art Gallery through August 31, 2014
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Dedicated to James E. Parkman
Founder; Chairman, Board of Directors
Susan Kathleen Black Foundation

Traditional Fine Arts Organization Exhibition Synopsis
Review by Daniel Mark Cassity (PDF 201KB)


RW Norton's Upcoming Exhibitions 2014-2015 Featuring AMERICAN STILL LIFES

R.W. Norton Art Gallery March 2014 Newsletter Featuring AMERICAN STILL LIFES (PDF 954KB)
R.W. Norton Art Gallery April 2014 Newsletter Featuring AMERICAN STILL LIFES (PDF 594KB)
During the Peak of the Norton's Massive Azalea Garden
RW Norton's Azalea Gardens

AMERICAN STILL LIFES is a new traveling exhibition which features works by a range of artists recognized for their brilliant compositions and dazzling technique. Exhibiting artists include Daniel Mark Cassity, Loren DiBenedetto, Camille Engel, Berry Fritz, David Gray, Sharon Lloyd Hourigan, Jane Jones, Charles Gilbert Kapsner, Janet Laird-Lagassee, Laurin McCracken, Brian O'Neill, Wes Siegrist, Rachelle Siegrist, and Soon Warren. The exhibition features several works by each artist to demonstrate the breadth, depth, and versatility of their individual output. While historians generally view the 17th century as "the golden age" of still life painting in Europe, today's American masters not only remain as enthusiastic as ever about the artistic possibilities of depicting inanimate objects for the sake of their qualities of form, color, texture, and composition, but also build on traditions of artists who worked in the Netherlandish Lowlands in new and interesting ways. Common place objects such as plants, fruit, vegetables, dishes, and bottles, and even occasionally the depiction of skulls, candles, and other allegorical subject matter in so-called "vanitas," remain as popular as ever today, but often in new aesthetic contexts shaped by twentieth-century innovations and movements such as Cubism, Pop Art, and Photorealism. In what can only be described as an eclectic, layered ethos, many artists today remain rooted in tradition, while others see still life painting as a vehicle to explore new artistic possibilities or to convey political or social meaning. Today's still life artists still orchestrate innate objects and direct light to create visual interest, but often as not feature contemporary subject matter portrayed in a variety of palettes and contemporary styles. A relatively pure, even abstract, form of art, still life remains as popular a genre as ever. And the work contained in this exhibition embodies the diversity, range, and achievement in American still life painting today.

The ARTISTS
(Alphabetical by Last Name)

Daniel Mark Cassity, Hot Springs, AR
Loren DiBenedetto, Huntersville, NC
Camille Engel, Nashville, TN
Berry Fritz, McAllen, TX
David Gray, Tacoma, WA
Sharon Lloyd Hourigan, Mountain Top, PA
Jane Jones, Arvada, CO
Charles Gilbert Kapsner, Little Falls, MN
Janet Laird-Lagassee, Auburn, ME
Laurin McCracken, Forth Worth, TX
Brian O'Neill, Rochester, NY
Wes Siegrist, Townsend, TN
Rachelle Siegrist, Townsend, TN
Soon Warren, Fort Worth, TX


American Still Lifes Title Panel
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American Still Lifes featured artwork
Daniel Mark Cassity
"Colbalt & Bricks"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Daniel Mark Cassity
"Explosives"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Daniel Mark Cassity
"The Chopping Block"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Daniel Mark Cassity
"The Wash Tub"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Daniel Mark Cassity
"Unattainable"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Loren DiBenedetto
"Cherries On Blue Table"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Loren DiBenedetto
"Nest With Chestnuts"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Loren DiBenedetto
"Green Acorns"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Loren DiBenedetto
"Spotted Eggs"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Loren DiBenedetto
"Magnolias"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Camille Engel
"Splendor in the Glass II"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Camille Engel
"Passion"
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Camille Engel
Triptych: "My One and Only", "It Takes Two", "Third Time's the Charm"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Camille Engel
"Childhood Classics"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Camille Engel
"Ready For Pies"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Berry Fritz
"A Little Still Life For Mrs. Washington"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Berry Fritz
"Gifts From An Autumn Garden"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Berry Fritz
"Kiss And Make-Up"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Berry Fritz
"Seduction"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Berry Fritz
"Tomatillos"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
David Gray
"Deer Skull And Drapery"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
David Gray
"Egg And Feather I"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
David Gray
"Egg And Feather II"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Sharon Lloyd Hourigan
"Forgotten"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Sharon Lloyd Hourigan
"General Delivery Girdwood Alaska"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Sharon Lloyd Hourigan
"Julius"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Sharon Lloyd Hourigan
"Meg"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Jane Jones
"Brandy Rose"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Jane Jones
"Determination"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Jane Jones
"Awakening"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Jane Jones
"Cascade"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Jane Jones
"Summer Sweets I"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Charles Gilbert Kapsner
"Blood For Christ"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Charles Gilbert Kapsner
"Like A Rollin' Garlic"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Charles Gilbert Kapsner
"Serenity"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Charles Gilbert Kapsner
"Vanitas: Lic"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Charles Gilbert Kapsner
"Am I Still On Hold"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Laurin McCracken
"Decanters"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Laurin McCracken
"Crystal And Silver With Magnolia On Linen"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Laurin McCracken
"Three Wooden Spoons"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Laurin McCracken
"Tools Of The Trade"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Laurin McCracken
"White Owl"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Brian O'Neill
"The Stage Has Been Set"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Brian ONeill
"A Touch Of Red"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Brian O'Neill
"The Weight Of Beauty"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Brian O'Neill
"The Proposal"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Soon Warren
"White Napkin"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Soon Warren
"Wrapper II"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Soon Warren
"Peeled Orange"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Soon Warren
"Pink Peony"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Soon Warren
"White Reflection"

MINIATURE STILL LIFE PAINTINGS

American Still Lifes featured artwork
Janet Laird-Lagassee
"Apples On A Table"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Janet Laird-Lagassee
"D'Anjou Sun"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Janet Laird-Lagassee
"Evening At The Lodge"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Janet Laird-Lagassee
"Pears With Glass Eggs"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Janet Laird-Lagassee
"Wood Lasts"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Rachelle Siegrist
"A Gift Bouquet"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Rachelle Siegrist
"Mmmm … Chocolate!"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Rachelle Siegrist
"My Beloved Raggedy Ann & Andy"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Rachelle Siegrist
"Still Life With Granny's Pheasant"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Wes Siegrist
"A Captured Moment In Time"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Wes Siegrist
"A Few Things I've Found I"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Wes Siegrist
"A Few Things I've Found II"
American Still Lifes featured artwork
Wes Siegrist
"A Few Favorite Lures"


INSTALLATION PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE R.W. NORTON ART GALLERY

American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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American Still Lifes Exhibition Photo
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