This October, Denver's Gallery 1261 proudly presents a special showcase of contemporary artworks that explores the realm of high-definition realism. Curated by Anthony Waichulis, this new exhibition aims a spotlight on works some may often describe as “tight.” The exhibition will open on October 21 and the opening reception will be from 4 - 7 PM. Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best in realism in person!
Representational painters have long had their efforts categorized along a spectrum of definition or abstraction. On one end of that spectrum, dubbed loose, we tend to find artwork with wonderfully bold abstractions and incredibly masterful brevity. In contrast, the other end, dubbed tight, is populated with impressive realizations of great complexity and meticulous precision. Virtuosity can be found equally across the entirety of this spectrum; in the artists that can abstract a subject down to ten brushstrokes, the artists that choose to manifest that same subject with a thousand, and the countless artists chasing their own blend of definition and abstraction in between.
Tight celebrates those that continue to redefine the landscape on the high-definition end of this spectrum of representation. The artists selected for this special showcase continue to awe and inspire with their endeavors, achieving levels of resolution and depth that elicit experiences of wonder and fascination for any viewer. Demonstrable virtuosity, compelling subject matter, and mind-blowing levels of resolution are sure to be present in many combinations—so do not miss this amazing collection of work.
Julie Beck, Gregory Block, Alexander Chistov, Dan Christian, Francisco Collado, Helen Crispino, Tony Curanaj, Rodney O'Dell Davis, Natalie Featherston, Scott Fraser, Russell Harris, Serge Marshennikov, Kevin A. Moore, Stanley Rayfield, Megan Read, Duffy Sheridan, Ruddy Taveras, Jason Walker, Anthony Waichulis, and Anna Wypych
October 21 - November 4
Opening Reception: October 21, 4-7 pm
Artists in Attendance at opening reception:
Location: 1261 Delaware St, Denver, CO, 80204