Tabletop Medley

Tabletop Medley
Alex Cohen, Caroline Vaughan Goodman, Elizabeth Heller & Marie Samohod 
March 24 - April 18, 2021 
Tabletop Medley Tour & Talk 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Tabletop Medley featuring still life paintings by Alex Cohen, Caroline Vaughan Goodman, Elizabeth Heller and Marie Samohod.  Cohen’s seemingly casual arrangements of daily life objects belie careful composition.  His painting is a slow, meditative process with a critical delay between thought and sight and its translation into paint, allowing for wonderful inaccuracies to occur.  Using fluid brushwork and vibrant jewel tones, Goodman’s illusionistic passages give way to a swirl of color and brushwork, then back again.  These exciting tensions bring the viewer both deep into the painting and across its rich surface.  Heller’s still lifes feature personal items: glass vases, patterned fabrics, houseplants and, at times, her own sculptures.  Carefully arranged, one is invited to move from one object to another, while savoring the forms, color, and brushwork.  Samohod’s whimsical paintings feature expressive lines and vivid color.  Although based on observation, her freedom with materials helps her create inner pictures instead of strictly realistic portrayals. She makes both cognitive and instinctual choices, revealing what is there and what is hidden. 

Heller, Still Life with Paper Flower, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"  

Cohen, Still Life with Clementine, Moka, Colander, Eakins, oil on mounted canvas, 5.5" x 8.5"  

Samohod, Topiary Bunny, gouache on paper, 10" x 10"  

Goodman, In the Studio: Begonias and Day Lilies, oil on panel, 24" x 16"  

Samohod, Bird and Bowl, watercolor on paper, 10" x 14" 

Heller, Still Life with Golden Pinecone, oil on canvas, 28" x 22"  

Cohen, Veggie Basket, oil on mounted canvas, 10" x 11.25"  

Cohen, Still Life with Tamarind, Horn, Creamer, Penny, oil on board, 6" x 12"  

Goodman, Pot Plants and Cellophane, oil on panel, 16" x 24"  

Samohod, Blossom, gouache on paper, 12" x 12"  

Heller, Still Life with English Rose, oil on panel, 12" x 9.5"  SOLD 

Goodman, Rose, oil on panel, 14" x 11"  

Heller, Still Life with Dianthus, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"  

Goodman, Orchid on a Blue Plate, oil on panel, 8" x 8"  

Samohod, Pears by the Window, gouache on paper, 11" x 13"   

Cohen, Apple Snack, oil on wood, 11" x 13"  

Goodman, Apple and Lime, oil on panel, 12" x 12"  

Samohod, Fanciful Rooster, watercolor and gouache on paper, 23" x 17"  

Cohen, Delicata, oil on board, 12.5" x 15.5"  

Heller, Still Life with Purple Cloth, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"  

Cohen, French Press, oil on board, 9.5" x 12" 

Samohod, A Few of My Favorite Things, acrylic on canvas, 26" x 30"  

Heller, Still Life with Peony, oil on panel, 11.25" x 15.25"  

Goodman, Orchid, oil on panel, 14" x 11"