Courtesy of Gallery 9
“Don’t Take That Call” is one of several works in artist Steve Curtiss’ exhibition “Still Off Center” at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.
With titles such as “Still Life with Cheese Whiz” and “Trouble at Gallery 9,” Steve Curtiss puts a humorous spin on traditional painting subjects. Those oil paintings and 20 more are part of his latest exhibition, “Still Off Center,” slated to run through April 28 at Gallery 9 in Los Altos.
The Los Altos resident said one of his favorite paintings in the show, “Still Life with Financial Advisor,” is an oil painting featuring a man in a suit, a Starbucks coffee and an apple. Curtiss said the painting pokes fun at the experience of going to the bank and listening to someone giving advice on how to manage finances – a play on the traditional still-life paintings that often feature fruit or silverware.