[Early American - Still Life with Steak]

Object Details

Title:

[Early American - Still Life with Steak]

Artist/Maker(s):

Sharon Core (American, born 1965)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

United States (Place created)

Date:

2008

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

43.7 x 59.5 cm (17 3/16 x 23 7/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Sharon Core

Credit Line:

Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council

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Core studied the compositional structure and lighting of still life paintings by Raphaelle Peale for a series of photographs she titled Early American.When she found it difficult to find vegetables that looked like the examples in Peale's paintings, she grew her own from heirloom seeds. Core's methodical approach yields compositions that hover between past and present.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Still Life (September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), September 7, 2010 to January 23, 2011
Significant Objects: The Spell of Still Life (July 19, 2012 to January 22, 2013)
  • Norton Simon Museum, (Pasadena), July 19, 2012 to January 22, 2013