Beyond Reality: Hyperrealism and American Culture
Vero Beach Museum of Art
Vero Beach, Florida
The show will include works of art that are closely associated with the concept of photo-realism and ultra-illusionistic paintings and sculpture that add an expressive dimension to the viewer’s understanding of realism. The works of art will make the viewer aware of the breadth of subject matter and varying styles that have been explored in hyperrealist painting and sculpture since the 1970's. The exhibition will demonstrate the historical connections between contemporary hyper-realism and Courbet’s concept that "Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it."