Various Artists

Aspects of a New Kind of Realism explores the roles of realism and process in painting today. The exhibition is curated by highly regarded writer, curator, and program director, Michael Klein; and features works by artists David Bates, Richard Bosman, Squeak Carnwath, Glenn Golderg, John Hartman, Kathryn Lynch, Thom Merrick, Joan Snyder, and Xiaoze Xie. Klein surmises that for these artists, and many others, there is a quite conscious choice of content that reflects more than just a still life or portrait; that their ambition is to “present through painting ideas that suggest and suppose and present painting as a means by which questions can be raised and observations made about and for a contemporary audience.”