Local Visions of Realism

Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Aug. 2, 2024 - Aug. 21, 2019

1300 Gendy St
Fort Worth, 76107
PHONE (817) 738-1938


RECEPTION: Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 6 PM – 9 PM

Curator’s Statement

Contemporary realism is an important emerging art movement in which living artists pursue standards of aesthetic beauty and good technique established by the master artists of the past while tackling a diverse variety of subjects and themes.

Now a new generation of realists are emerging and are beginning to exhibit their work regionally and nationally. This exhibition, Local Visions of Realism, presents four such artists.

Michael Pianta, Audra Pianta, Andrew Boatright, and Daniel Thornton are four such artists. The work of these artists should appeal to anyone interested in well crafted, realistic artworks, the emerging contemporary realist movement, and the growing number of realist artists in the metroplex area.

Local Visions of Realism focuses on still life, with landscape and portraiture providing a secondary focus. The contemporary realist movement is still growing and seems poised to become one of the major movements in 21st century art. I hope viewers enjoy this small sampling of contemporary realist work and are inspired to look deeper into this exciting artistic development.

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