The Realists: New, Recent and Historical Works

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The Lark, 2011 Oil On Canvas 40 X 60 © Terry Thompson & ArtZone 461 Gallery
Wishing Stones, 2011 Oil On Canvas 24 X 28 1/2" © Jeong Im Yi and ArtZone 461 Gallery
Colorado, n.d. Oil On Canvas 20 X 21" © ArtZone 461 Gallery
The Realists: New, Recent and Historical Works
Curated by: Steven A. Lopez

461 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
October 22nd, 2011 - November 27th, 2011
Opening: October 22nd, 2011 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

12-6 pm Wednesday-Sunday, anytime by appointment.
trompe-l'oeil realism painting landscape, figurative

Realist works characterize the painting style known as 'Realism'. ArtZone 461 Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition in the main space of realism, photo-real and trompe l'oeil* works by Gallery and guest artists. 
ArtZone 461 Gallery specializes in exhibiting figurative, representational oil paintings. These realist examples allow the gallery to showcase contemporary, technically exceptional painting based in a deep, historic tradition. The artist's mastery of the painting process -- preparing the surface, layering colors and glazes, using few-haired brushes -- is evident. A comparison to photographs is inevitable, however, upon close examination, it becomes apparent these are in fact paintings. 
Gallery artist Randy Beckelheimer's landscapes evoke a romantic, renaissance approach; Heidi McDowell's precision pays homage to digital images and photo-realism, though she includes photo and painterly after-affects. Terry Thompson and Jeong Im Yi take a more traditional approach in their use of trompe l'oeil; each has distinctive subject matter and at the same time they share having very personal relationships with the objects they paint. Examples by Jane Fisher, Keith Gaspari and other gallery artists are also included. 
The wide variety of guest artists consists of Robert Bechtle, Michael Beck, Gordon Cook, Guy Diehl, Dan Lydersen, Ada Sadler, Jeanette Pasin Sloan, Vonn Sumner and more. 
Reception for the artists Saturday October 22, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

* trompe l'oeil is French for "Fool the eye"; a style begun in the 16th Century.
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