Three. Two. One.

Ellen Berman’s oil paintings in Three. Two. One. are the latest in a long series of portraits of domestic objects. Often known for her striking renderings of fruits, vegetables, and other every day pantry items, these still lifes become expressions of form, depth, color, and light that defy the ordinary and become images for contemplation. Berman draws a juxtaposition between the object she is representing and what is real.The paintings in this exhibition reflect both, the outside world and Berman’s inner world. Because of her education in the study of literature and her life-long love of reading fiction, metaphor and narrative have a significant role in her paintings. “I am interested in the notions of beauty, the extraordinariness of the ordinary, and the transitory nature of and inevitability of loss inherent in everything,” states Berman.

Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, February 25, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tangerines

Tangerines, 2017, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Green Bowl and White Bowl

Green Bowl and White Bowl, 2017, oil on board, 36 x 48"

Lemons and Blood Oranges

Lemons and Blood Oranges, 2016, oil on board, 24 x 30"

Red Grapes

Red Grapes, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 16"

Two Lemons

Two Lemons, 2016, oil on board, 18 x 18"

Eggs in a Bowl

Eggs in a Bowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Bowl

Bowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Two Brown Eggs

Two Brown Eggs, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Two Plums

Two Plums, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Cherries in a Bowl

Cherries in a Bowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Two Brown Eggs in a Bowl

Two Brown Eggs in a Bowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Three Yellow Peppers

Three Yellow Peppers, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Three Bosc Pears

Three Bosc Pears, 2016, oil on board, 24 x 24"

Glass with Water

Glass with Water, oil on board, 16 x 12", 2015.

Two Poblano Peppers...

Two Poblano Peppers and Yellow Pepper, 2011, oil on board, 36 x 48"

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Peach in a Bowl

Peach in a Bowl, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Little Peppers

Little Peppers, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Three Oranges (Blood)

Three Oranges (Blood), 2016, oil on board, 24 x 24"

Cup

Cup, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Teacup 2

Teacup 2, 2014, oil on board, 12 x 12"

Three Plums

Three Plums, 2016, oil on board, 12 x 12"