Fig Leafed

Fig, Leafed. Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2016 by Sarah Atlee. Visit to learn more. Fig Leafed Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, 2016 by Sarah Atlee. $430 For purchase inquiries, contact Cerulean Gallery at 214.564.1199

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Fig Leaf: - A leaf of the fig plant. - A representation of leaf of a fig plant used to cover the genitals of a nude figure in a work of art (alluding to Genesis iii 7, in which Adam and Eve use fig leaves to hide their nakedness). - (figuratively) Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered. (Source: Wiktionary)

About the Glitch Series

I am currently using vibrant acrylic paintings to reimagine traditional still lifes for the digital age. My recent compositions combine tempting, succulent foods with "glitches" painted directly onto the canvas. An avocado is interrupted by the irregular curves of a cracked screen. The natural beauty of an heirloom tomato is marred by low-resolution errors and broken pixels.

Historically, still life paintings are windows onto impossibly perfect worlds. This illusion of perfection continues into our daily lives on the Internet, as we live from one Insta-worthy moment to another. Why not use the flaws of online technology to break into that illusion?

Fig Leafed is available at Cerulean Gallery as part of the exhibition On Edge Part I, featuring work by Sarah Atlee, Fritz Danner, Nic Noblique, and Victoria Taylor-Gore, on display 16 September - 28 October 2016. Visit Cerulean Gallery to learn more.