Sheldon Tapley: "The Object Seen"
Online Event Presented by Art Center of the Bluegrass
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Art Center's fall exhibit is a contemporary still life show that celebrates one of art history's oldest traditions – the study and practice of the still life as subject matter. The exhibition honors both traditional realism as well as more experimental contemporary techniques.
Join Sheldon Tapley (the exhibit's juror) for an introduction to still life artwork and gain insight into his decisions about which pieces to include in the show.
Sheldon Tapley is the Stodghill Professor of Art at Centre College, where he has taught painting and drawing throughout his career. His works have been exhibited and collected at public institutions across the country. "Tapley masterfully blends the discipline of a hard-earned classical technique with a vision that is thoroughly modern and personal," wrote Bill Creevy in American Artist. Kentucky Educational Television featured the artist in the documentary series Looking at Painting and an episode of Kentucky Life. The New Yorker introduced Tapley's art to a national audience in a review of his first solo exhibition of still life paintings at the Tatistcheff Gallery.