B R E T T E B E R H A R D T
Brett Eberhardt’s painted interiors are inhabited by singular objects, and are vacant of human presence save the reminders in the painted surfaces, worn floor boards or a work table softened by use. Eberhardt’s humble interiors, lushly described in oil paint, depict the well-loved surfaces of his studio and home in a tender, devout manner. Eberhardt earned his MFA at Syracuse University and currently teaches in the art department of Western Illinois University.
F R A N C I S S I L L S
Francis Sills’ paintings are grounded in the perceptual-based, realist tradition. The artist works directly from observation in nature. In dealing with the intricacies and challenges of working from observation and the sustained experience of intense, visual scrutiny, the artist comes to understand and know his world. Sills’ paintings are dense and subtle, revealing specific nuances of color, light, and form. Often, the underlying geometry and architecture of the composition are apparent in the application of paint, the artist’s analytic thinking about structure and his methodology still evident in the finished work. Sills’ most recent series of paintings and drawings depict the evolving landscape of his garden and home in South Carolina. The work is at once personal and universal, an observed world of nature, home and family.
Francis Sills earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, NY and a BFA from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. His work has been exhibited widely throughout the United States. The artist lives and works in South Carolina.
S U S A N H O M E R
Spinning snippets of domestic life and nature, Susan Homer surrenders to her love of pattern and material. Her perennial subjects: trees, birds, flowers, and patterns have personal and emotional significance. The flowers are often from her Brooklyn garden, birch branches from home in Maine and patterns from beloved wallpapers and fabrics. Like fugitive guests, the birds are unplanned; they enter later and perch where there’s room. Homer’s work, like an old house, contains many levels of memories.
Susan Homer earned an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her work is in the collection of Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C,. and University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Bremen, MI.