27 Artists Explore the Limits of Realism in a New Group Show
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Howland’s works, in particular—in which the subjects seem to be physically located in one place and perhaps dreaming of another—speak to that fragile and often indefinable line between real and abstract, the body and the mind, the concrete and the intangible. These are themes picked up by many of the other artists on view in “Edge of Realism.” Through a variety of techniques, including manipulating light and perspective, and combining seemingly disparate images, they comprise a group show that pushes realism to its very edge.
“Edge of Realism” is on view at Abend Gallery, Denver, Aug. 7–28, 2015.