“infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism” is a group exhibition of what is often referred to as “fantastic art”, a field that borders on fantasy and science fiction illustration on one side, and the gallery art traditions of Surrealism, Magic Realism and “Fairie Art” on the other.
In most cases there is a strong emphasis on figurative work, and there is often a narrative component to the compositions, whether overt or implied.
The exhibition is curated by Patrick Wilshire, who along with his wife Jeannie Wilshire, are the founders of the Association of Fantastic Art, and the related Illuxcon.
The selections for the show come from a long list of some of the most prominent names in the field, as well as some — like Scott Burdick and Jeremy Mann — who are outside its customary borders.
“infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism” will be on display at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York until August 22, 2015
(Images above: Eric Velhagen, Kirk Reinert, Donato Giancola, Dorian Vallejo, Bob Eggleton, John Harris, Gerald Brom, Scott Burdick, Jim Burns, John Jude Palencar, Ian Miller, Jeremy Mann, Julie Bell, Brad Kunkle)
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