“Simple Pleasures” at Cuevas Tilleard Projects

Exploring ideas of time, wonder, collection, and display, Andrea Bergart, Genesis Belanger, Karen Lederer, and Sharon Madanes glide through the historically conservative terrain of the still life genre with graceful joy and determination. The aura of their colors, textures, and compositions combined, bring to us a desire to capture and celebrate the simplest material pleasures.
Stillness, or lack of action, has frequently been associated with detachment, with an emotional disinterest in life and the everyday. Inanimate objects, no matter how colorful and attractive, can evoke the idea of death to us mortals – a memento mori reminding us of what life was, once we can’t hear the clock ticking anymore.
Yet the works in this exhibition are infused with a life of their own. Perhaps because the objects inhabiting their compositions don’t seem to need much in order to exist, they stand fully on their own two feet. At times, they pierce through the four walls of their confinement and step into our realm. Reminding us that detachment from life is not an option for them, or for anyone.


An opening reception for the artists will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 6-9pm. The gallery will be switching to summer hours for this exhibition – open Tuesday – Friday 12-5pm.

Start Date

July 12, 2016

End Date

August 26, 2016


12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Cuevas Tilleard Projects, 142 Henry St. New York, NY 10002

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