Oh, Really… featured the Realism artworks of three professional regional artists: Laura Harter, Talbot Hopkins and Phyllis Pease, from May 20 – July 30, 2011.
The exhibition will feature paintings and multi-media artworks by the featured artists in the Art style of Realism. Realism is a movement that began in the mid-19th century and was sparked by the introduction of photography, the development of new technologies in architecture and design, and the new found interest and knowledge of the properties of light. It depicts life precisely as it exists without emotional embellishment or interpretation. It is the aim of Realist painters to use nature and life as it truly is for all inspiration. Art is to be the epitome of objective reality. Realist painters try their utmost to create paintings that are as true to life as possible.