Today’s art comes from the Parrish Art Museum located in Water Mill and features works from the new exhibition, ‘From Eye to Lens to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today.‘
The show, on view from August 6, 2017 through January 21, 2018, investigates the origins and creative processes of photorealism. With roots beginning in the late 1960s in California and New York, photorealism was misunderstood its time, sometimes criticized as too traditional. Today, the use of photography as preliminary study for a painting is common practice, and we recognize artists who developed and excelled at this creative process as truly groundbreaking, with richly varied perspectives. Artists featured in this installation include Richard Estes, Ralph Goings, Audrey Flack, John Baeder, and Chuck Close among others.
NYSCA supports the Parrish Art Museum through our Museum and Regional Economic Development Programs.