Vanitas, Addie Hirschten
Apples on the Tree, oil on canvas
On November 6, Gallery No. 2 presents an exhibit of Indiana landscape and still life paintings by contemporary impressionist painter, author and public speaker, Addie Hirschten.
Inspired by the natural botanical art of the European Age of Discovery and the French Impressionist painters, Hirschten says, “both groups carefully studied nature to honor and reflect its graceful irregularities of form.” She aims through this work to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.
The show’s title, Vanitas, is drawn from Dutch still life paintings of the 17th century. The transient qualities of the everyday objects depicted in this work remind us that they cannot be possessed forever—that it is, in fact, vanity to believe otherwise. They must be enjoyed in the moment.
Sedums and Skull, oil on canvas
Come enjoy Vanitas, opening with an artist reception on Friday, November 6 from 6 to 9pm and hanging through November 27.