Monthly Archives: January 2016

Make it Real

Make it Real

The work in this exhibition blurs the definitions of Realist and Representational art. While the artists are making work based on observing what they see, their work is not specifically about rendering for the sake of rendering or mastering a technique. What makes their imagery resonate is how their ironic humor, unique use of materials, and commitment to subject matter draws the viewer into their work.

Hilary Doyle paints the people she observes around her. Her inquisitive yet analytical approach towards materials creates innovative portraits that draw attention to abstraction, surface, and an awkward humanism.

Amy Hill paints portraits in a highly stylized manner that evokes different art historical genres and styles such as the Rembrandtesque images of her heavy metal musicians or painting modern day hipsters in a manner reminiscent of the Renaissance.… Read more here

Make It Real

 

“Make it Real”

Amy Hill

Man in Motorhead Shirt, Oil on Wood, 9”x12”, 2005

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Hilary Doyle

Watching, Acrylic on Canvas, 17” x 14”, 2015

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 Kazumi Tanaka

 Instrument used in video piece “Messenger” (a work in progress), Ground hog Scull, wood, metal string, mother pearl, old piano key, brass, 7 ½” x 2 ½” x 1 ¼”, 2016

 

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Yoichiro Yoda

“Desert Plains”, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, 2012

 

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