As Is: Rural Realism



Artists Reception May 4, 2017

Pat Gabriel, View into Infinity, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 72". Private collection. 

Pat Gabriel, View into Infinity, 2015, oil on canvas, 30 x 72". Private collection. 

Identifiable subjects are only part of the enduring allure of realism.  Each generation of realist artists brings new subjects, new media, and new viewpoints to the genre. The AS IS: rural realism exhibitions feature the art of contemporary realists who focus on off-road subjects to create unique ways of seeing just how significant the seemingly insignificant can be.  Following the lead of earlier American realists who shunned romanticized views of their world, artists Randy Bacon, Daniel Blagg, Julie Bozzi, Lloyd Brown, Brian Cobble, Pat Gabriel, Woody Gwyn, Katie Maratta, and Sarah Williams draw on personal experience to capture current rural landscape AS IS.