The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture

Today’s still life is no longer still. It has not only moved off the table, but off the wall and into three dimensions. This exhibition traced the intriguing evolution of still life in California from the turn of the century until about 2000, investigating the great variety of media the theme now engages—from the assemblage tableaux of George Herms to the over-sized stacked plates of Robert Therrien.

The Not-So-Still Life exhibition is organized by the San Jose Museum of Art, and is co-curated by Dr. Susan Landauer, Katie and Drew Gibson Chief Curator, and Guest Curators Dr. William Gerdts and Patricia Trenton.

Lead sponsorship for The Not-So-Still Life exhibition is provided by Deborah and Andy Rappaport. Sponsorship is provided by the Myra Reinhard Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, Adaptec, and The Kent and Rita Norton Foundation.