In Tyler Swain’s paintings, a peach or apple will receive the same devoted gaze as one might find in the portrait of a loved one. Whether single pieces of fruit, or pairs and trios of produce, his still-life paintings raise these simple natural objects into icons of visual contemplation. A new exhibit of these works opens at Writ and Vision in Provo on Jan. 5. To prepare for the exhibit, we share this short video piece, shot as part of our 2016 35×35 exhibit, where the artist discusses his work and inspiration. The exhibit continues through Jan. 26.
Tyler Swain: stilllifeportrait, Writ and Vision, 274 W. Center St., Provo, Jan. 5 – 26.
The founder of Artists of Utah and editor of its online magazine, 15 Bytes, Shawn Rossiter has undergraduate degrees in English, French and Italian Literature and studied Comparative Literature in graduate school before pursuing a career in art.