HIGH (realism's realism)
A view of contemporary realism through the works of twenty-five artists.
Opening Friday, January 25, 6-9p.m.
Exhibit continues: January 26 - February 22, 2013
SPECIAL CURATORIAL EXHIBIT TALK by Tim Parsley (free to the public): Sunday, February 10th at 3:00pm
What is realism? In the context of this exhibit it is work which provides an illusionistic or highly descriptive representation of some visible subject. Whether that be by painting, drawing, sculpture, or other media, it is nevertheless closely aligned to what the eye sees - tangible subject matter, with little distortion, subjective interpretation, or other manipulation of visible 'facts.' This is not to say works our jury considered could not have content, meaning, and drama, nor that they couldn't include other non-realistic components. In fact, the 'real' being depicted could be invented. The goal of the works, however, was that they were designed to convince the viewer by way of the art that they represent something that exists outside the art itself.
Within the genre of realism one finds subcategories of photo-realism, hyper-realism, and various other nuanced versions of the practice. Manifest offered this broad call in order to survey how contemporary artists approach such work, possibly in unexpected ways, and to present the public with its findings in a compelling exhibition, and provide a view into the relevance of making things real.
Works on view include many paintings, photography, sculpture, and drawing. Nine artists are from within the tri-state region, three of them being from wthin the greater Cincinnati area....more
Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
2727 Woodburn Avenue
p.o. Box 6218
Local Number: (513) 290-2574
Sunday: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
General Pricing: FREE
General Parking: FREE