NEW YORK CITY – The David Findlay Galleries will present an exhibition of oil paintings by Katherine Ann Hartley through September 28. The exhibition is composed of 16 new still-life paintings. This will be Hartley’s third solo show at the galleries.
Hartley selects everyday objects such as antique bottles and china, pewter and brass vessels, and various fruits and flowers as her subject matter. Her pieces are arranged in informal compositions on a shelf of rough-hewn wood in her studio in Cape Cod.
The shelf and its contents are dramatically lighted by the natural light streaming in from a north-facing window in the studio. This beam of light, a prominent feature in her paintings, is a style borrowed from the Old Masters of Dutch still life painting.
David Findlay Galleries is at 984 Madison Avenue. For information, 212-249-2909.