Close at Hand


September 4 - 29, 2019 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Close at Hand, featuring works by Sheila Chimes, Elizabeth Heller and Ed Kent. For each artist, everyday objects serve as inspiration. The household objects in Shelia Chimes’ oil paintings - tools, fasteners, bits of string – seem as if they were randomly tossed across a blank surface then painted. In reality, the works are thoughtfully composed, guiding the viewer to spend time with things that normally wouldn’t get a second glance. Elizabeth Heller’s still lives feature more personal items: glass vases, patterned fabrics, houseplants and, at times, her own sculptures. Carefully arranged and painted, one is invited to move through her compositions, one object to another and back again, while savoring the forms, color and brushwork. Ed Kent’s assemblages incorporate a myriad of small mechanical, electrical and other found components. Removed from their original function and recast into a new context, often unified by color, they are both fascinating and curious.

Ed Kent, Assemblage No. 3, mixed-media, 13" x 19" x 3" 


Sheila Chimes, Junk Drawer, oil on canvas, 18" x 14" 


Sheila Chimes, Parts 2, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 14" 


Elizabeth Heller, Patti Smith, cast aluminum; mahogany, 10" x 7" x 3 5/8"  


Elizabeth Heller, Still Life with Autumn Scarf, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"  Available 


Ed Kent, Assemblage No. 8, mixed-media, 8.5" x 11" x 3"  Available 


Sheila Chimes, Red Bill, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"  Available 


Ed Kent, Convergence, mixed-media, 22" x 22" x 3.5"  SOLD   


Elizabeth Heller, Shelter, cast hydrostone with casein patina; walnut, 26" x 14" x 12" 


Elizabeth Heller, Still Life with Summer Flowers, oil on panel, 16" x 18.5" 


Sheila Chimes, Map, oil on canvas, 16" x 19"  


Sheila Chimes, Rope, oil on canvas, 18" x 18"  


Ed Kent, Assemblage No. 7, mixed-media, 25" x 23" x 4.5"  


Sheila Chimes, Bill's Batch 1A, oil on canvas, 24" x 24"  SOLD  


Ed Kent, Assemblage No. 5, mixed-media, 14" x 15.5" x 3"   


Ed Kent, Object No. 205, mixed-media, 24" x 18" x .5"  SOLD  


Elizabeth Heller, Portrait of Genesis, cast hydrocal with casein patina, 31" x 16" x 9" 


Elizabeth Heller, Night in the Studio, oil on canvas, 30" x 17" 


Sheila Chimes, Still Life, powdered graphite on paper, 18" x 24" 


Ed Kent, Arrangement in Blue, mixed-media, 38" x 21" x 4" 


Elizabeth Heller, Storyteller, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"  


Elizabeth Heller, Still Life with Begonia, oil on canvas, 16" x 20" 


Ed Kent, Assemblage No. 9, mixed-media, 30.5" x 25.5" x 2.5" 


Elizabeth Heller, Still Life with Sprouting Onions, oil on panel, 13" x 19"  SOLD  


Sheila Chimes, Almonds, oil on canvas, 17" x 18"  Available