Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on Looking, Seeing, and Painting
On view through February 5, 2024
Asheville Art Museum
Asheville, North Carolina
Throughout the history of painting from the mid-19th century forward, artists have used an endless variety of approaches to record their world. “Beyond the Lens: Photorealist Perspectives on Looking, Seeing, and Painting” continues this thread, offering an opportunity to explore a singular and still forceful aspect of American art. Photorealism shares many of the approaches of historical and modernist realism, with a twist. The use of the camera as a basic tool for organizing visual information in advance of painterly expression is now quite common, but Photorealists embraced the camera as the focal point in their creative process.
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[Image: Betrand Meniel, Chevy’s, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 59 × 83 inches. Collection of Louis K. & Susan Pear Meisel. © Bertrand Meniel]