Contemporary Realism [New York, NY]


PRESS RELEASE: Contemporary Realism [New York, NY], Jan 16 - Feb 23, 2020

Contemporary Realism
January 16 - February 23, 2020
Cavalier Gallery
3 West 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 6pm, and by appointment
(212) 570-4696

Cavalier Gallery is pleased to announce an extraordinary survey of Realist works, an exhibition that highlights the importance and diversity of Contemporary Realism. The exhibition will be on view at Cavalier Gallery in New York, NY from January 16 through February 23, 2020. 

The realistic depiction of subjects in art can be traced throughout history. Rendering objects and people in the form they naturally appear has always held a fascination and mysticism for both the artist and the viewer. Although believable representation has been found throughout the history of art, Realism carved its own place as the first modern movement in art.

Realism, beginning in 1840, is based on the concept of merging fine art and everyday life, an idea that would be key in the modern movements to come. By depicting everyday objects and situations, Realism throws a sharp light onto the reality of living in the modern age. Drawing from the traditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, these artists’ work present modern subjects with the same masterful attention to detail as their predecessors.

This body of work truly exemplifies the stunning Realism painting of today, from Joel Carson Jones’ meticulous trompe l’oeil paintings and Joseph McGurl’s luminous landscapes to Max Ginsburg’s familiar portrayal of everyday urban life. In this striking exhibition, Cavalier Gallery has presented a curated selection of work by American and international artists that highlights the technical skill and expansive area of representation that Realism provides.

The exhibition features work by artists Timothy Barr, Nicholas Berger, Carlos Bruscianelli, Jenness Cortez, Jon deMartin, Michele D’Avenia, Natalie Featherston, Max Ginsburg, Glen Hansen, Steve Hawley, Joel Carson Jones, Marla Korr, Steven J. Levin, Joseph McGurl, Greg Mortenson, Patrick Nevins, Douglas Wiltraut, Daryl Zang, Robert Zappalorti and Lori Zummo.

For additional information or images, please contact Olivia Pek at or (212) 570-4696.