Historic and New Works of American Realism Showcased at Cavalier Gallery Exhibition

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  • October 08, 2015

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At the Royal Livingstone Hotel by Paul Oxborough

An opening reception for the show will take place on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the Cavalier Gallery at 3 West 57th Street

As part of its upcoming exhibition American Realism: Past and Present, the Cavalier Gallery has commissioned new works by contemporary artists Edward Minoff, Paul Oxborough, Douglas Wiltraut, Joel Carson Jones , Sarah Lamb, Max Ginsburg, Jennes Cortez, Rose Freymuth Fraizer, Li Xiao, and Joseph McGurl  inspired by New York City in homage to the genre of American Realism.

In presenting this extraordinary survey of American Realist works, the Cavalier Gallery has created a historical show that highlights the importance and diversity of the American Realism Movement.   American Realism: Past and Present will be on view at Cavalier’s NYC gallery located at 3 West 57th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY, from October 15th through November 30th.  An opening reception for the show will take place on Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 – 8:00pm in the gallery. 

By juxtaposing historical pieces against contemporary realist works, this special collection of truly masterful paintings and renderings will demonstrate the important influence Realism has had on America - not only by documenting historical scenes and subjects from a time before photography was widely used – but by showing how Realism continues to influence some of world’s greatest painters today.  Though Realism’s traditional role may have changed since the advent of photography – this important genre will never fall out of favor.  Artists will always continue to paint what they see in personal ways that clearly and cleverly, put their own “spin” on a subject, landscape or street scene - making each painting distinctive and unique.  Realist paintings are always defined by each artist’s individual style and technical skill, and Realism enthusiasts understand and appreciate this.

This exhibition will showcase historic works by great masters such as George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Gustav Courbet, Honore Daumier, Thomas Eakins, Sanford Gifford, William Glackens, John Gutman, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, George Inness, Jean- Francois Millet, Maurice Prendergast, Norman Rockwell, James Abbott McNeil Whistler, J. Alden Weir and Grant Wood. 

Along with the new works created by the aforementioned artists, other contemporary artists featured in this prestigious exhibition include Michael Aviano, Peter Poskas, Robert Zappalorti and several others. 

Ron Cavalier states; “American Realism: Past and Present gives collectors an opportunity to consider this historic movement and its influence by viewing works by the original masters of genre beginning in the early 1900’s alongside contemporary pieces by artists working today.

About the Gallery

Cavalier Gallery on 3 West 57th Street in New York City, an interim exhibition space presented by Cavalier Gallery LLC, features distinctive presentations of paintings, sculpture, and photography.  Owner, Ron Cavalier, is also founder of the long standing Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, CT and Nantucket, MA offering an unparalleled variety of contemporary fine art for over 27 years.  The Galleries’ focus is on painting, sculpture, and photography from local and international artists, including emerging young talents as well as those who have established their place in the art historical cannon. For more information Please go to  www.cavaliergalleries.com



 American Realism: Past and Present                                                                                           October 15th – November 30th                                                      

Opening       Reception: Thursday October 22nd, 5-8 PM                                                                    Cavalier Gallery     3 w 57th Street, 4thfloor                                                                                                                            

New York, New York 10019                                                                                                                                   212.570.4969

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