EXHIBITION: David Ligare: Aparchai

15 Nov 2007

0709liagreexhib2_400x332_2Hackett Freedman Gallery presents this exhibition of recent still life paintings by Northern California artist David Ligare.

David Ligare: Aparchai
Through October 27
Hackett Freedman Gallery
San Francisco, California
(415) 362-7152
An illustrated catalogue is available.

Hackett Freedman Gallery presents this exhibition of recent still life paintings by Northern California artist David Ligare. Throughout his career, Ligare has been inspired by the aesthetic and philosophical practices of the Greco-Roman era, employing those classical ideals and theories to highlight the importance of unity, measure, and order in contemporary life. His latest series centers on the concept of aparchai, the ancient Greek religious practice of offering the gods the first part of whatever was acquired for use, whether by hunting, fishing, or harvest. These “first fruits” were presented to the deities on simple altars set up at various sacred points, such as temples, roadsides, lakes, or the sea.

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Still Life With Candle and Water
2007, oil, 20 x 24. Courtesy Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Still Life With Asparagus & Lemon
2006, oil, 20 x 24. Private collection.
Still Life With Jug, Pear, and Wheat
2007, oil, 20 x 24. Courtesy Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, California.

 

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Still Life With Water, Milk, and Coffee
2007, oil, 20 x 24. Courtesy Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Still Life With Bread and Wine
2007, oil, 20 x 24. Private collection.
Still Life With Eggs and Roll
2007, oil, 20 x 24. Courtesy Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, California.

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Dave; Rochester, NY wrote
on 15 Oct 2007 7:19 PM
The series is masterfully rendered. Incredible talent to control of light. However,if one believes art forms a dialog between artist and observer, then David is stuttering.