The Magic of Things
oil paintings by Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans
September 7 - 30
Saturday, September 7 from 5 - 7pm
during Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk
Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans is a classically trained oil painter whose work is inspired by her Dutch heritage. In her current show at Rob Schouten Gallery Jurriaans focuses on Still Life paintings that follow the tradition of 17th and 18th century Dutch painters.
The Dutch Golden Age led to a tremendous outpouring of still-life paintings in the 17th century. Since then, critics have generally belonged to two opposing schools of thought when it comes to interpreting them. On one side, the generally somber scenes are read symbolically through the lens of Christian religious traditions, often underscoring life’s transience (the proliferation of rotting fruit, withered flowers, and slowly draining hourglasses offer sobering examples of memento mori, reminders of death).
Alternatively, scholars assess the artist’s skill in employing an array of visual effects in these food scenes, floral arrangements, or vanitas paintings. But while still lifes are generally thought to be devoid of narrative, certain deeper meanings come into focus once you look beyond the objects to the metaphors they represent.
Jurriaans explains: “I paint food, flowers, and porcelain because I love cooking, sustenance and beauty. The cheeses are definitely my Dutch heritage, and the porcelain, glass and earthenware objects are things from my personal collection that hold special meaning."
Please join us for our Opening Reception on Saturday, September 7, from 5 to 7 PM in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans and many of our gallery artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will be served.
We’d love to see you!
For purchases or inquiries,
please contact the gallery at 360/222-3070 or 800/858-5063
Also included in the month’s exhibit are fine sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. You’ll also find finely crafted handmade jewelry, wood work, ceramics and fiber art, witty assemblages and a wide array of other beautiful art objects sure to bring delight.
Sculpture Garden Opening
October 5 - 28
GALLERY HOURS AND DIRECTIONS
MAY thru SEPTEMBER WEEKENDS 10 - 6
WEEKDAYS 11 - 5
FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL
Saturday, Sunday 10 - 5
Monday, Thursday, Friday 11 - 4
Tuesday & Wednesday by appointment
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER
Saturday, Sunday 10 - 5
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11 - 4
Tuesday by appointment
CLOSED IN JANUARY