Elmhurst Artists' Guild Winter Members Show 2017

The painting “Descending Planet” wins honorable mention as part of the juried winter display of pieces produced by the members of the guild.

Descending Planet by James Negley

Elmhurst Art Museum

Opening reception

Art gallery 
  • When: December 16, 2017 to January 26, 2018
  • Where: Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois Map

Learn about the exhibition

James is pleased to present his latest oil painting, "Descending Planet," for Elmhurst Artist Guild's annual Winter Show 2017. The work takes inspiration from his interest in astronomy where the lifecycle of a star becomes a metaphor for the cycles of life for people. In this piece, the dark circle in the middle of the piece represents the last stage of a star's life where all the fuel it uses to burn brightly is spent and what remains is the element of iron. At that point the star explodes as a super nova and begins the final stages of it's life.