May 17 — June 21, 2014
Ellen Berman’s oil paintings answer our notions of traditional still life and surpass those expectations by becoming both a scientific examination of light, form and surface and an expression of the profound beauty of crystalline and still objects. Known for her acute renderings of fruits and vegetables, the newest paintings have moved into the realm of clear glass pitchers and glasses depicting topographical etchings on the glass as well as stacked books and letter pages. The end result is a wonderful juxtaposition between the real and the represented.
Ellen Berman is a Texas artist who earned her M.A. from the University of Houston and currently resides in Wimberley, Texas. Exhibitions since 2004 include the Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX; the South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX; the Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. In 2006 Ellen Berman was selected as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.