Last Sunday, my friend and I ventured over to the Phillips Collection to view the current exhibition–Angels, Demons and Savages– featuring work by Ossario, Pollock and Dubuffet. While we really enjoyed the exhibit, I left the gallery pondering the work of Jeanne Silverthorne.

Silverthorne’s exhibition is appropriately titled, “Vanitas!” She casts rubber sculptures that feel like 3D still life paintings. These “modernist still lifes” beg you to stop and consider the meaning of everyday objects…their utility…their purpose…their beauty….

I was mesmerized by these pieces. They are simple yet whimsical.

Take a look. Be still.

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