Imitation of Life: Contemporary Approaches to Realism

Haws Gallery

October 24, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Chuck Close, Leslie, 1986, color woodcut on handmade paper, (ed. 53/150), 30 x 25.25 in.

Imitation of Life: Contemporary Approaches to Realism presents a selection of contemporary artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that illustrate a variety of approaches to depicting the real world. Works range from precise interpretations to more fluid and suggestive takes on portraying a person, place or thing. Highlights include photorealist paintings by David Parrish and Jared Small; trompe l’oeil works by Ed Ruscha and Jim Jobe; a pixilated portrait by Chuck Close, an expressionistically rendered landscape by Lilian Garcia-Roig, and an evocative mixed media assemblage by Larry Walker, among others. Organized by HMA.