“Sur la Table”

An exhibition of culinary works by multiple artists

Showing April 2nd - 30th

Works are available for purchase as soon as they are posted here.

    We invite you to enjoy some artistic delicacies in our April exhibition, Sur la Table, translated from French to mean ‘on the table’. This show focuses on objects commonly found on or around the kitchen table, with each artist translating those parameters into something unique to their personalities.     

 

    The collection features a mixture of styles, with some artists opting for traditional still life and others taking a more modernist approach to the theme. Bright, colorful, and delicious, this show is sure to whet your appetite!   

 

    “All but one of the artists featured in this exhibition are new to our gallery,” says co-owner Tony Boyd-Heron, “so it will give our clients the chance to see some new and very different work.” 

 

    Jennifer Kahn Barlow has based her career around painting life’s most delicious moments. She is inspired by vibrant, texturally dynamic, and unique cuisine, which leads much of her subject matter to be confectionery, and the gooier and more colorful the better! For Sur la Table, Jennifer’s mouth-watering sweets are on display, including her famous macarons, as well as some citrusy treats.     

 

    An artist for over 30 years, Laura Bethmann’s work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries, in addition to being published in books. Combining her passion for writing and storytelling with art, Laura has created a series of works called Invitations, which serve as metaphorical dinner invites to some of her favorite people who live on through her work. For this exhibition, Laura has painted visual invitations for Beatrix Potter, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Gorey, and more.  

 

    Kristin Blanck is a realist painter working in traditional techniques. Largely self-taught, she paints in a highly detailed style that is influenced by historic and contemporary Dutch artists. Working primarily in oil, Kristin finds her voice in minimal compositions and familiar subjects coupled with a strong sense of light and shadow to establish a counterpoint between the classical and contemporary. Kristin’s soft and poignant still lives capture the beauty of the ordinary and elevates them to the extraordinary, making her works more subtle and quieter compared to the vibrant works in the show. 

 

    Jan Crooker’s style comes from her admiration of early 1900’s modern painters. She draws on Van Gogh’s use of complementary color, Edward Hopper’s interest in contrast, Wayne Thiebaud’s play of color and light, and Janet Fish’s love of transparency to create her own playful and colorful works. Jan’s contemporary realism pieces feature entire table scenes, using a variety of flowers, dishware, sweets, fruits, and pottery to populate her works.

 

    Barbara Efchak has had a life-long journey with the arts, practicing both visual and musical art. Her pursuit of a more classical approach to realism led her to Grand Central Atelier in New York in 2013, studying with accomplished portrait artist Greg Mortensen. Painting, for her, is a meditation, which focuses on capturing a moment in time, seeking to elevate the objects, and often suggesting a narrative. Like Kristin, Barbara’s work draws from a traditional still life style, giving a regal and grand quality to her fruity subjects.  

 

    As a Finland native, Nina Mickelsen’s artistic roots are in Nordic design: clean, bright colors, bold shapes, crisp, strong lines — conveying energy, strength, and motion. She draws her inspiration from nature but also from contemporary design. Nina keeps to this style for Sur la Table, choosing to include large, colorful, and whimsical silkscreen paintings, which depict different foods through graphic illustrations.

Jennifer Kahn Barlow

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Baklava Couture” 30" x 30" image 31” x 31” framed oil $1,850

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Let’s Bake: Blueberry Muffins” 16" x 16” image 19” x 19” framed oil $625 sold

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Cheers!” 20" x 16" image 23” x 19” framed oil $700

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Citrus Family” 12" x 16” image 15" x 19” framed oil $450

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Life Happens, Coffee Helps” 20" x 16" image 21” x 17” framed oil $650 sold

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Perfectly Molded” 10" x 10” image 11” x 11” framed oil $385

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Pride Macarons” 20" x 10” image 23” x 13” framed oil $550

Artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow

“Sangria Roja” 14" x 11" image 17” x 13” framed oil $450

Laura Bethmann

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Mary Oliver” 18" x 22" image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $1,950 sold

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Wangari Maathai” 12" x 16" image 17” x 21” framed w/c $900

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Marian Diamond” 19" x 24" image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $2,200

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Maria Sibylla Merian” 20" x 25” image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $2,200

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Edward Gorey” 12" x 16" image 17” x 21” framed w/c $900

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Beatrix Potter” 20" x 25” image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $2,200

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Ben Franklin” 19" x 24" image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $2,200

Artist Laura Bethmann

“Dear Edith Wharton” 19" x 24" image 27” x 32” framed w/c, ink, pencil $2,200

Kristin Blanck

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Amber Waves” 11" x 14” image 16.5” x 19.5” framed oil $700 sold

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Holy Shiitake” 10" x 20” image 15.5” x 25.5” framed oil $750 sold

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Demitasse Duo” 10" x 10” image 15.5” x 15.5” framed oil $575 sold

Artist Kristin Blanck

“The Gilded Age” 10" x 20” image 16” x 26” framed oil $750 sold

Artist Kristin Blanck

“The Debt to Pleasure” 12" x 12” image 15.75” x 15.75” framed oil $700

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Red Anjous” 12" x 16” image 18.5” x 22.5” framed oil $750

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Juniper and Lime” 11" x 14” image 16.5” x 19.5” framed oil $700 sold

Artist Kristin Blanck

“Baguette, Wine, and Cheese” 9" x 12” image 14.5” x 17.5” framed oil $600

Jan Crooker

Artist Jan Crooker

“Real Beauty” 30" x 30” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,600

Artist Jan Crooker

“Preserved” 24" x 24” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,100

Artist Jan Crooker

“Spring Lilies” 24" x 24” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,100

Artist Jan Crooker

“Garden Tea” 24" x 24” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,100

Artist Jan Crooker

“Spring Coffee” 24" x 24” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,100

Artist Jan Crooker

“Cake and Coffee” 30" x 30” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,600

Artist Jan Crooker

“Dessert Table” 24" x 30” image gallery wrapped acrylic $1,200

Barbara Efchak

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Sweet Bell Oranges” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350 sold

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Les Lemons” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350 sold

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Pears and Porcelain” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350 sold

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Pomegranate and Knife” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350 sold

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Apples in a Silver Bowl” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350

Artist Barbara Efchak

“Apple and Nuts” 5" x 7" image 8"x 10" framed oil $350 sold

Nina Mickelsen

Artist Nina Mickelsen

“Sardines and a Red Herring” 30" x 50” image gallery wrapped silk screen, acrylic, silver leaf $2,200 sold

Artist Nina Mickelsen

“Lobster Bake” 40.5" x 40.5” image 41” x 41” framed silk screen, acrylic $3,200

Artist Nina Mickelsen

“Squished” 40.5" x 40.5” image 41” x 41” framed silk screen, acrylic $3,200

Artist Nina Mickelsen

“Guacamole” 26.5" x 26.5” image 27” x 27” framed silk screen, acrylic $1,900