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"Extraordinary Still Life" at NJCU Visual Arts Gallery

9-10-2022 to 10-20-2022
Dates & Times
10/5: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/6: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/7: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/10: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/11: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/12: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/13: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/14: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/17: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/18: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/19: 11:00am – 5:00pm10/20: 11:00am – 5:00pm
NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, Visual Arts Building, basement
100 Culver Ave. Jersey City, NJ 07305

Event Description

Reception: September 9, 4:30 - 7:30 pm (part of JCFridays)
Jersey City Artist Studio Tour: Saturday, October 1, 12 - 6 pm

The genre of “still life” was established by the time of the Northern Renaissance in the 17th century and usually refers to a painting of inanimate objects arranged on a table or any other surface. Although the still life has been generally ranked below the genres of religious and historical painting, portrait, and landscape in the artistic hierarchy, it never became obsolete and was revived by artists throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition, Extraordinary Still Life, examines the ways in which current artists challenge this familiar genre by representing contemporary subjects or/and using new techniques.