In collaboration with author and curator John Seed, Stanek Gallery presents “Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World”
“Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World” features works from more than 30 artists based across the United States and internationally. It will open to the public on Friday, November 1, 2019.
In January 2018, Stanek Gallery presented “Disrupted Realism,” an exhibition of 16 artists whose work is begetting the emergence of a new movement in contemporary painting. With that exhibition catching the eye of local publisher Schiffer Publishing, John Seed has since written “Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World.” The book, which was published in September, contains artists and artworks from six countries and over a dozen states coast to coast.
Now, Stanek Gallery’s upcoming exhibition by the same name brings together those highly accomplished artists, all of whom possess a far-reaching influence.
“This is no ordinary group exhibition,” says gallery owner and director Katherine Stanek. “The fact that nearly every artist in the book is participating in this exhibition speaks volumes about the stature and influence they have in the artistic community. Each one possesses such remarkable skill that their paintings reflect an energy and life that is palpable and can only be experienced in person.”
Featured in this exhibition are the works of Stanek Gallery artists Valerio D’Ospina and Stanka Kordic, along with other Philadelphia-based artists Alex Kanevsky and Santiago Galeas, highlighting the importance of Philadelphia art institutions on an international scale. In addition to these indomitable artists, “Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World” will include:
Mia Bergeron ~ Ryan Bradley ~ Zoey Frank ~ Anne Harris ~ Maria Kreyn ~ Meredith Marsone ~ Wyatt Mills ~ Kirtsine Reiner Hansen ~ Kai Samuels-Davis ~ Wendelin Wohlgemuth ~ Daniel Bilodeau ~ Colin Chillag ~ Ann Gale ~ Karen Kaapcke ~ Aiden Kringen ~ Alex Merritt ~ Alyssa Monks ~ Lou Ros ~ Dorian Vallejo ~ Zack Zdrale ~ James Bland ~ Paul Cristina ~ Catherine Kehoe ~ J Louis ~ Joshua Meyer ~ Gage Opdenbrouw ~ Nick Runge ~ John Wentz
“The experiences of contemporary artists are diffuse and diverse. They encompass, and reframe, every kind of experience,” writes John Seed. “What I have come to realize is that the diverse forms of disrupted realism have to do with everything in each artist’s life: the real, the remembered, the digital, the imagined, and the dreamed, all filtered through the artist’s perceptions.”
“Disrupted Realism: Paintings for a Distracted World”
Public Opening Reception, First Friday, November 1st, 6:00–9:00PM
Book Signing with John Seed, First Friday, November 1st, 6:00–7:00PM
Exhibition continues through December 28, 2019
242 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106