The Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming, is currently showcasing thirty-four mesmerizing paintings by this internationally known American painter.
For more than 50 years, artist Gary Erbe has been skillfully deceiving the eye with his photo-realistic paintings. On view now through October 29, The Brinton Museum is celebrating this storied career with “Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective,” which highlights thirty-four of the artist’s best pictures.
According to the museum, “Erbe’s iconic images of Americana comprise a wide range of familiar subjects, including the golden age of television, sports, popular cartoons, classic Saturday morning matinees and culturally important social commentary.” The artist himself described, “I’ve always found ways of circumventing the so-called rules of trompe l-oeil in favor of originality, inventiveness and creativity.” Often, Erbe refers to his paintings as ‘levitational realism’, using flat space forms, shadow, light and color to create a visual story.
To learn more, visit the Brinton Museum.
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