Amy Weiskopf: Still Lifes

Exhibition Dates: April 26 – July 12, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Still Lifes, an exhibition of paintings by Amy Weiskopf. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@434, located at 434 Julia Street, from April 26 – July 12, 2014. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance on Saturday, May 3 from 6-8 pm.

Red Onion, 2012. Oil on linen, 8 x 12 inches.

Red Onion, 2012. Oil on linen, 8 x 12 inches.

Still Lifes is Amy Weiskopf’s first exhibition with the gallery and includes approximately twenty small- to medium-scale recent works in oil. The carefully organized and composed paintings are unquestionably elegant and visually alluring. However, the subtly less-than-conventional subjects – an askew bowl, a wilted leaf, a cracker perilously on the edge – all offer a unique interpretation of the traditional still life. The compositions are deliberate yet spirited and invite the viewer to consider the relationship of the subjects to each other and to the whole. Weiskopf explains that “the observable world informs the light, color and subtle detail” in her work and her mastery of color and tonality is profoundly apparent.

Known primarily as a still life painter, Weiskopf values the close intimate space of the familiar tabletop, which she describes as “never too far from the kitchen and an experience everyone knows.” She finds inspiration in the hill towns of Tuscany where she spends her summers; the beauty and sensuality of New Orleans where she lived for almost twenty years; and from the frenetic and hyper stimulation of New York City.

Born in Chicago in 1957, Amy Weiskopf received her B.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA. She has exhibited nationally, including in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY and her work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR, as well as in numerous important private collections. Weiskopf currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.