Still Life: Capturing the Moment
08/07/15 – 02/21/16
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
In a creative mix of art works from the museum's holdings and on loan from private collections, the exhibition looks beyond the classical definition of a "still life" to explore why this esteemed genre continues to compel artists today. Throughout time, visual artists have delighted in the excitement of transforming commonplace objects into symbolic encounters with the world and self. Bringing together paintings, sculptures, photographs, and a surprising variety of other media, this exhibition studies the powerful psychological and associational value of altering time, place, and imagery into an artistic still life.