REFIGURED: RADICAL REALISM

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I will be exhibiting four all new paintings in the Dougherty Arts Center 40th anniversary art show and would love to see all your beautiful faces at the artist reception! If you miss the reception (don’t) then you can still see the show during the gallery hours until March 10th.

Opening Event/Artist’s Reception Date: February 16th from 6-8pm

Location: Julia C. Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

Exhibition Dates: February 10-March 10

Featuring the work of: Jose Acosta, Alejandra Almuelle, Jennifer Balkan, Justin Balleza, Denise M. Fulton, Felice House, Amanda Jones, Karen Maness, Karen Offutt, Johnnie Sielbeck, Amanda Wood, and Dana Younger (see photos below for links to their websites)

 

Below are some quotes about the show:

Classical is the new radical. An exhibition of contemporary artwork by 12 Austin artists at the vanguard of the new wave of contemporary realism.

Austin, internationally recognized for its trend-setting creative culture, is now at the vanguard of an emerging Figurative Art Renaissance.

For over a century realism was sidelined by modern and conceptual approaches but in a world of alternative facts, realist figurative art is finding new audiences as a new wave of artists are transforming classical art training into a new realism movement.

The show, will showcase Austin’s best figurative artist and their newest, most exciting work, including painting and sculpture in a variety of mediums.

“We’re cultivating realist art in Austin, Texas, and redefining it with a broader brush,” says visual artist Jennifer Balkan.

“This emerging realism movement is really exciting and the REFIGURED: RADICAL REALISM show highlights local artists at its forefront,” says painter and Atelier Dojo co-founder, Denise M. Fulton. “The foundational training and technical mastery at the movement’s core will definitely be on display in this exhibition.”

“We are honored to see the exhibition REFIGURED: RADICAL REALISM programmed into the Dougherty Arts Center’s 40th birthday celebration year. An exhibition underlining the power of strong arts education is a perfect way to celebrate the DAC’s contributions as arts education leaders,” says Aterlier Dojo co-founder and UT professor, Karen Maness.

Karen Offutt says, “As an artist, I am thrilled to not only experience these different voices in this new movement of contemporary realism but to also be part of the dialogue.”

 

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