Cavalier Ebanks Galleries: Contemporary Realism
By: Cavalier Galleries
The realistic depiction of subjects in art can be traced throughout history. Rendering objects and people in the form they naturally appear has always held a fascination and mysticism for both the artist and the viewer. Although believable representation has been found throughout the history of art, Realism carved its own place as the first modern movement in art.
Realism, beginning in 1840, is based on the concept of merging fine art and everyday life, an idea that would be key in the modern movements to come. By depicting everyday objects and situations, Realism throws a sharp light onto the reality of living in the modern age. Drawing from the traditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these artists' work present modern subjects with the same masterful attention to detail as their predecessors.
This body of work truly exemplifies the stunning Realism painting of today, from Joel Carson Jones' meticulous trompe l'oeil paintings and Joseph McGurl's luminous landscapes to Max Ginsburg's familiar portrayal of everyday urban life. In this striking exhibition, Cavalier Ebanks Galleries has presented a curated selection of work by American and international artists that highlights the technical skill and expansive area of representation that Realism provides.
The exhibition features work by artists Timothy Barr, Nicholas Berger, Carlos Bruscianelli, Jenness Cortez, Michele D'Avenia, Scott Duce, Natalie Featherston, Max Ginsburg, Daniel Greene, Glen Hansen, William Harrison, Steve Hawley, Joel Carson Jones, Marla Korr, Sarah Lamb, Jeffrey Larson, Steven J. Levin, Joseph McGurl, Edward Minoff, Greg Mortenson, Patrick Nevins, Paul Oxborough, David Peikon, Doug Wiltraut, Li Xiao, Daryl Zang, and Lori Zummo.
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