Collins Gallery in Massachusetts is excited to have on view recent still life paintings from adroit artist Justin Wood. Details here!
Opened on July 30 and running through August 12, “Arranging Nature: Still Life Painting” is a beautiful exhibition of recent still life experimentation from Grand Central Atelier graduate Justin Wood.

Justin Wood, “Honey,” oil on linen on panel, 11 x 14 in. (c) Collins Galleries 2016

“I’m trying to create scenes with well-crafted objects” Wood says, “that are pleasant to look at and create a decorative ensemble.” The gallery adds, “Wood’s invented world of light, artifact and nature resonate a calm stability, an atmosphere of meditative silence. With motifs similar to those used by seventeenth century, Dutch still life painters, Wood’s tabletop arrangements present the viewer with an ordered world where man and nature dwell in harmony. Receptacles of pewter, copper and silver coexist with figs, plums, peeling lemons and other edibles, each work owing its cohesion to the manner in which light is bathed around each object.”
“Arranging Nature: Still Life Painting” opened on July 30 at Collins Galleries in Orleans, Massachusetts, and will be on view through August 12. To learn more, visit Collins Galleries.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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