Anderson, Indiana

Still, Blue: Zeuxis painting exhibition comes to AU

Tue, 2013-09-24 09:38 -- univcomm
September 24, 2013

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University presents Still, Blue, an exhibition of still life paintings by 25 renowned artists from across the country who exhibit under the group name Zeuxis. The exhibition will be open October 5 through November 8 with the opening reception on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. and an artist lecture, given by Megan Williamson, at 4 p.m. in Fine Arts room 267.

In the exhibition, a diverse group of still life artists respond to the challenge of incorporating the color blue into their work. Wassily Kandinsky wrote, "almost without exception, blue refers to the domain of abstraction and immateriality." Zeuxis artists examine how this understanding of the color might relate to still life painting. The exhibition will showcase the variety in contemporary still life, and at the same time the recurrent use of the color blue will provide connections between the works. [Top Photo: Anthony Martino, Blue Bowl, 2012, egg tempra on board; Bottom Photo: Margaret McCann, Mom’s Accordion, oil on linen]

Zeuxis formed in 1995 to explore the contemporary possibilities of still life painting. Its diverse artists work together to respond creatively to a single theme.

In a flyer promoting the exhibition, Zeuxis writes: "For Still, Blue, the 25 artists of Zeuxis have each agreed to produce a new still life painting incorporating the color electric blue. Artists know that strong, insistent colors are challenging to use in painting and blue is especially charged — it can connote sadness, anger, optimism, and divinity; it can be both cool and hot, recede and advance."

The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries serve Anderson University and East Central Indiana with monthly exhibitions that feature the work of regionally and nationally recognized artists. Through these exhibitions, the gallery is dedicated to enriching and engaging AU students, as well as promoting the visual arts within the greater community.

For additional information contact Tai Lipan at or call (765) 641-4322. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of about 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.