June 22, 2019 – December 28, 2019
Broadly defined as “the representation of reality,” Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, as well as implausible, exotic and supernatural elements. The picturing in art of people and things as they really appear to be, without idealizing.
But is Realism subjective? Can you see a work of art as “realistic” and someone else view the same artwork as artificial or using artifice?
We take the view that Realism is subjective; Realism is what the eye of the beholder sees and everyone’s eye is different. We proffer art in a variety of media and try to present Realism in many forms to compel each viewer to contemplate their idiosyncratic view of Realism. Is there one correct answer? Is there only one definition of Realism? How do you define Realism?
Artwork Featured in This Exhibition