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Fresh Flower's & Baked Goods
September 6 - 28, 2016; Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

Keller Town Hall; 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
(817) 743-4000;;

Andrew Stalder and Scott Parker are both Associate Professors of Art at TCCD, Northeast Campus. Their oil paintings provide a detailed look at the intricacies of flowers by Stalder and the delecatability of Parker's baked goods. The viewer will enjoy the combination of subjects, as the eye and palate are both tantalized while viewing.

"Painter, Scott Parker began to paint desserts following the completion of a figure painting that included a shelf with a piece of chocolate pie. He loved painting that pie, especially after spending a month on flesh-tones!  And so, he decided to paint just one, large piece of chocolate cake, thus beginning over-a-year-long period of painting nothing but decadent sweets. His paintings of monumentally-sized desserts that share a lineage with old-masters’ work such as Pieter Claesz’s Banquet paintings, which served to maintain and reveal the power and wealth of those celebrating with great spreads of sumptuous foods. Parker’s work is serious but also meant to bring about the feelings of desire and pleasure rather than a discourse or exhaustive idea, allowing viewers’ reaction to the work to be far more positive than expected. The work usually elicits hunger-desire roles in viewers but also general feelings of great happiness. Parker enjoys delving into how his subjects stand for all that is desirably tempting, and he does eat them all." He received his BFA in Painting at the University of Texas, Arlington and an MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design.

"Andrew Stalder has been painting for over 25 years. He is a contemporary realist oil painter and his primary source of inspiration is the richly diverse subject matter of flowers – both cultivated and wild. His art is characterized by vibrant colors and dramatic, photorealistic compositions. He has won awards for his talent which he perfected in is studies of painting at the University of Dallas (B.A.) and Ohio University (M.F.A.). A current resident of Bedford, TX, he has displayed his art in many solo and group exhibitions, most recently "Florescence" at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin."

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