Objectified considers the traditional genre of still life as represented in the works of Telfair Museums’ permanent collection. Presenting still lifes from the late 19th century through the present day, this exhibition invites viewers to consider the genre as a form ripe for artistic exploration.
Although the basic subject matter of a still life stays the same—namely, the consideration of inanimate objects—the depictions differ dramatically in style and medium. Objectified considers a range of still life portrayals from conventional trompe-l’oeil paintings to flattened Cubist interpretations. Although varying in representative styles, each work remains true to investigating the objects of our everyday lives, revealing them as items rich with invested meaning.
Exhibition overview from museum website