"Still[ed] Life", solo exhibition in the Sinton Gallery, Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati OH. August 5th - October 16th, 2011.
Porcelain still lifes overflowing with exotic fruit, flowers, animals, and other curiosities will reflect on the passion for collecting evidenced in 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings, such as the Taft's still life by Balthasar van der Ast. The work will draw on the artists' fascination with taxidermy and the natural order as well as their focus on ornament, detail, and craft. An edition of ten hand-painted porcelain busts, directly scanned from Hiram Power's marble bust of Alphonso Taft in the Taft collection, will evoke decorative arts made throughout Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries.