Zane York - False Swagger
False Swagger is a new collection of paintings by Zane York. These works are inspired by the styles of the Dutch Golden Age but with York’s unique twist.
Opening reception: Saturday, August 13th, 6 - 9pm.
This exhibition will run from August 14th - September 4th and will coincide with Stephen Ives' Spiritus Mundi and Kristen Egan's All The Sunsets I Have Missed.
During the Dutch Golden Age, still life painting emerged and quickly became a robust genre; themes rapidly expanded to include vanitas, pronkstilleven, and "onbijt" breakfast pieces, and the interest in natural history manifested new subgenres. The Sottobosco (pioneered by Otto Marseus van Schrieck) showed both the beauty and viscousness of nature interacting on the forest floor, and floral still life showcased the refined and cultured beauty of flowers, often incorporating religious undertones. Floral compositions expanded from the vase into the hanging garland, festoon and swag.