American Realism: A Survey

May 18 - June 16, 2017

New York

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Steven ASSAEL, John BAEDER, Bo BARTLETT, Michael BERGT, Derek BUCKNER, Davis CONE,  David DESIMONE, Harvey DINNERSTEIN, Miriam DOUGENIS, Jeanne DUVAL, Eric FISCHL, Scott FRASER, Susan GROSSMAN, Quang HO, Michael KLEIN, Alan MAGEE, Kenton NELSON, Clio NEWTON, Louise PEABODY, Jeffrey RIPPLE, Marc SIJAN, Rafael SOARES, Daniel SPRICK, David UHL, Michael VIERA, Andrew WYETH, Jamie WYETH, Brenda ZLAMANY


Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to present American Realism: A Survey.  A reception with many of the artists will be held on May 18, 2017 from 6:00–8:00 pm. The exhibition will be on view through June 16th. Gerald Peters Gallery is located at 24 East 78th Street, New York, NY, and gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10am - 5pm, Saturday 12-5pm.

Gallery director Peter J. Marcelle and celebrated artist Daniel Sprick first allied themselves over their shared love of realist art. The two have joined forces to curate this special exhibition in celebration of the genre. Featuring painting, drawing, and sculpture, American Realism: A Survey will explore the pluralistic nature of the realism movement. What constitutes realism? Over time the definition has been blurred by the vast diversity of styles within realist art. Realism has remained a constant in American painting, though appearing in various guises: traditional realism, photo realism, hyper realism, magic realism, painterly realism, neo-academic realism, and many more, all fall within its ever widening parameters.

The exhibition will highlight the works of notable contemporary luminaries such as Jamie Wyeth, Daniel Sprick, Harvey Dinnerstein, and Steven Assael, while paying homage to past exemplars such as John Koch and Andrew Wyeth. Through varying styles, each artist presents their interpretation of reality; all use a direct visual language to convey their individual truth.

For further information, please contact Catherine McCormick, at or by phone, 212.628.9760.