Previous Exhibitions — 2017

Post Title: The American Dream
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Post ID 1757
Exhibition Title: The American Dream
Exhibition Subtitle American Realism 1945-2016
Exhibition Start Date: 11/18/2018
Exhibition End Date: 05/26/2018
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You no longer need to cross the ocean to experience the American Dream: the Drents Museum and the Kunsthalle Emden have joined forces to mount the international double exhibition The American Dream. This spectacular survey of American Realism from 1945 to the present is on view simultaneously in Assen (The Netherlands) and Emden (Germany). Leading artists including Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Chuck Close guide your journey through the art, culture, and history of post-war America. This is an exclusive for the museums: such an extensive survey of American Realism has never before been shown in Europe.

Experience post-war America through the eyes of major artists, including Hopper, Lichtenstein, Close, Warhol, Wyeth, Katz, Neel, Rockwell, Oldenburg and many others. These works have been brought together in Europe for the first time in spectacular pendant exhibitions exploring American Realism.

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Post Title: Photorealism & Verist Sculpture
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/art-miami-photorealism-verist-sculpture/
Slug: art-miami-photorealism-verist-sculpture
Post ID 1042
Exhibition Title: Photorealism & Verist Sculpture
Exhibition Subtitle Art Miami
Exhibition Start Date: 12/06/2017
Exhibition End Date: 12/10/2017
Main Image: 1043
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Post Title: Fool the Eye
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/fool-the-eye/
Slug: fool-the-eye
Post ID 1741
Exhibition Title: Fool the Eye
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Exhibition Start Date: 11/18/2017
Exhibition End Date: 03/04/2018
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At a time when the word “fake” is dominating conversation, the Nassau County Museum of Art presents “Fool the Eye,” an ambitious examination of truth and illusion comprising more than 150 paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the past two centuries.

“Whether realist or abstract, all the works in the show play with perceptual effects,” says Franklin Hill Perrell, who, along with Debbie Wells, guest-curated the exhibition. To be sure, Perrell and Wells have gathered a delightfully mixed bag of visual tricks. Prominent among the optical devices on view is trompe l’oeil, a technique that upends rules of linear perspective to convince viewers they are looking at actual objects instead of two-dimensional representations of them.

In fact, museumgoers are apt to think the curators botched the installation of a circa-1870 oil painting by Port Jefferson artist William Davis depicting a wooden canvas stretcher, supposing the real image must be on its reverse. They are as likely to be tempted to peel off the pieces of torn and curling tape seeming to secure Otto Duecker’s black-and-white photographic rendering of Marilyn Monroe to a wall — that is, until they realize it’s all a pictorial ruse.

“The flat source images tend to heighten the visual illusion,” notes Perrell. “Duecker meticulously re-creates them, using shadows to blur the difference between the surface of the canvas and what appears to be lifting off of it.”

The same method of optical deceit is used by artists working in the abstract illusionist mode, such as movement pioneer James Havard. “These painters use spills, splatters and smears, but treat the gestural designs as real things in space, as if they are painting on glass and casting a shadow behind it,” Perrell explains. Other artists contribute works in the Op Art vein, where the imagery appears to shift, both projecting and receding into space. Examples include geometric canvases articulated with paper-thin stripes by Richard Anuszkiewicz, a student of the influential modernist Josef Albers, and tondo-shape compositions by Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama) made with a tiny brush and a turntable.

Still others play with perceptions by producing life-size sculptures bearing an extreme degree of similitude to their models, like the mixed-media box of mixed-cordial candies by Peter Anton or the ceramic doppelgängers for a bowl of walnuts and a can of utensils by David Furman. Brazilian artist Vik Muniz probes the image-object relationship even further in “Buttons,” a construction unifying both actual buttons and photographs of buttons. “It is hard to tell what is real,” says Perrell, “and what is the transcription of real.”

The expansive show certainly serves as yet another reminder that distinguishing between truth and hoax can, indeed, be challenging.

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Post Title: Robert Gniewek
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/robert-gniewek/
Slug: robert-gniewek
Post ID 1772
Exhibition Title: Robert Gniewek
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Exhibition Start Date: 11/16/2017
Exhibition End Date: 12/22/2017
Main Image: 1773
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Post Title: Great American Pin-Up
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Slug: great-american-pin-up
Post ID 1784
Exhibition Title: Great American Pin-Up
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Exhibition Start Date: 09/05/2017
Exhibition End Date: 09/30/2017
Main Image: 1785
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Post Title: From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/from-lens-to-eye-to-hand-photorealism-1969-to-today-2/
Slug: from-lens-to-eye-to-hand-photorealism-1969-to-today-2
Post ID 2538
Exhibition Title: From Lens to Eye to Hand
Exhibition Subtitle Photorealism 1969 to Today
Exhibition Start Date: 08/06/2017
Exhibition End Date: 01/21/2018
Main Image: 7136
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Post Title: Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/photorealism-50-years-of-hyperrealistic-painting/
Slug: photorealism-50-years-of-hyperrealistic-painting
Post ID 1049
Exhibition Title: Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting
Exhibition Subtitle Tampa Museum of Art Tampa, Florida
Exhibition Start Date: 06/30/2017
Exhibition End Date: 10/08/2017
Main Image: 7118
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Post Title: Photorealism Revisited
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/photorealism-revisited-3/
Slug: photorealism-revisited-3
Post ID 2261
Exhibition Title: Photorealism Revisited
Exhibition Subtitle 50 Years of Photorealism
Exhibition Start Date: 06/06/2017
Exhibition End Date: 06/21/2017
Main Image: 3347
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Post Title: Peter Maier
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/peter-maier/
Slug: peter-maier
Post ID 1787
Exhibition Title: Peter Maier
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Exhibition Start Date: 05/04/2017
Exhibition End Date: 06/24/2017
Main Image: 1788
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Post Title: Bite Me: Photorealism from the Kitchen
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/bite-me-photorealism-from-the-kitchen/
Slug: bite-me-photorealism-from-the-kitchen
Post ID 1790
Exhibition Title: Bite Me
Exhibition Subtitle Photorealism from the Kitchen
Exhibition Start Date: 04/06/2017
Exhibition End Date: 04/29/2017
Main Image: 1791
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Post Title: Bertrand Meniel: Street Views
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/bertrand-meniel-street-views/
Slug: bertrand-meniel-street-views
Post ID 1798
Exhibition Title: Bertrand Meniel
Exhibition Subtitle Street Views
Exhibition Start Date: 02/28/2017
Exhibition End Date: 04/01/2017
Main Image: 1799
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Post Title: Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/photorealism-50-years-of-hyperrealistic-painting-2/
Slug: photorealism-50-years-of-hyperrealistic-painting-2
Post ID 1793
Exhibition Title: Hyperrealism: 50 Years of Painting
Exhibition Subtitle Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Exhibition Start Date: 02/25/2017
Exhibition End Date: 06/05/2017
Main Image: 6959
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On Saturday 25 February, the Kunsthal Rotterdam is opening the exhibition ‘Hyperrealisme – 50 Years of Painting’, a unique overview of photorealistic painting. Three generations of American and European artists illustrate the history of this fascinating, figurative art movement. With this retrospective, which includes 70 works by more than 30 artists, the Kunsthal is bringing an unparalleled collection of hyperrealistic masterpieces to the Netherlands.

The work of these artists, including Chuck Close, Robert Bechtle, Richard Estes, John Salt and Franz Gertsch is painted in such minute detail and with such precision that they resemble photographs. The result, however, is more than a virtuoso copy of the subject, and the paintings create their own reality. The exhibition at the Kunsthal presents, for the first time ever, the full scope of this genre and includes all the great names associated with it, not forgetting the latest generation of artists, such as the Dutch painter Tjalf Sparnaay.

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Post Title: Gosh! Is It Alive: Hyperrealist Sculpture
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/gosh-is-it-alive-hyperrealist-sculpture/
Slug: gosh-is-it-alive-hyperrealist-sculpture
Post ID 1795
Exhibition Title: Gosh! Is It Alive: Hyperrealist Sculpture
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Exhibition Start Date: 02/04/2017
Exhibition End Date: 08/06/2017
Main Image: 1796
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Post Title: The Europeans
Permalink: https://www.meiselgallery.com/exhibition/the-europeans/
Slug: the-europeans
Post ID 1801
Exhibition Title: The Europeans
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Exhibition Start Date: 01/10/2017
Exhibition End Date: 02/23/2017
Main Image: 1802
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