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There is one thing I think realism is definitely not, though it is often confused with it, and that is a technique. Technique is a skill you can learn so you don’t have to respond to what you are looking at, you don’t have to be inquisitive about it. If something is real to you, the question becomes, not How do I do that, but What is this phenomenon I’m perceiving? ~Rackstraw Downes

There is one thing I think realism is definitely not, though it is often confused with it, and that is a technique. Technique is a skill you can learn so you don’t have to respond to what you are looking at, you don’t have to be inquisitive about it. If something is real to you, the question becomes, not How do I do that, but What is this phenomenon I’m perceiving? ~Rackstraw Downes
Rackstraw Downes, Paintings and Drawings, opens the season at Betty Cuningham Gallery on Wednesday, September 5th. The artist will be present for an opening reception on Wednesday, September 5th, 6 – 8PM.

Location

15 Rivington Street
New York, NY, US
Monday–Tuesday, Closed
Wednesday–Saturday, 10am–6pm
Sunday, 12pm–6pm